U.S. Department of Agriculture Collaborations

U.S. Geological Survey Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Chair/Director Name: 
Robert Klaver, Unit Leader
Phone: 
(515) 294-7639
E-mail: 
bklaver@iastate.edu
Mission: 
The Cooperative Research Unit program was established in 1935 to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research between natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. There are 40 Cooperative Research Units in 38 states. Each unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, a State natural resource agency, a host university and the Wildlife Management Institute.
Mailing Address: 

338 Science II
2310 Pammel Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1031

National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment

Abbreviation: 
NLAE
Chair/Director Name: 
Jerry Hatfield, Director
Phone: 
(5l5) 294-5723
E-mail: 
jerry.hatfield@ars.usda.gov
Mission: 
The laboratory focuses on integrating the fundamental principles in soil, water and air into animal, cropping and watershed systems that lead to improved environmental quality, sustainability and enhanced agricultural system efficiency.
Mailing Address: 

1015 N. UNIVERSITY BLVD.
Ames, IA 50011

National Animal Disease Center

Abbreviation: 
NADC
Chair/Director Name: 
Marcus Kehrli, Director
Phone: 
(515) 337-7201
E-mail: 
marcus.kehrli@ars.usda.gov
Mission: 
The National Animal Disease Center is a federally funded research facility dedicated to investigating and producing technology related to eliminating infectious, genetic and metabolic diseases of livestock and poultry across the United States.
Mailing Address: 

1920 DAYTON AVE
AMES , IA 50010

North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station

Abbreviation: 
NCRPIS
Chair/Director Name: 
Candice Gardner, Research Leader
Phone: 
(515) 294-7967
E-mail: 
gardnerc@iastate.edu
Mission: 
The station conserves genetically diverse crop germ plasm, such as seeds or tissues, and associated information, conducts germ plasm-related research and encourages the use of germ plasm for research, crop improvement and product development.
Mailing Address: 

North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, 1305 State Ave., Ames, IA 50014-7913

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