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October 16, 2017

Agronomy Hall may be the only building on campus with a boot scraper at most entrances – as many faculty, staff and students are doing field work. In a recent Facebook post, the agronomy department gave a shout out to their “awesome custodial crew!”

October 16, 2017

Tom Lubberstedt, agronomy, has been awarded a $1 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The goal of the project is to increase the productivity of organic field and sweet corn production within organic crop rotations, and develop a certificate program in organic plant breeding that can be accessed online in the U.S. and internationally

October 12, 2017

Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6 by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Wang has directed Iowa State’s Plant Transformation Facility since it was created in 1995. It was established as one of the first public facilities to provide crop genetic transformation services for academic researchers globally.

September 18, 2017

ISU was ranked the third best college for agricultural sciences in a recent posting by Niche, a website that provides readers with information on choosing schools, from K-12 up through college. The Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. 

September 18, 2017

Nick Serao, James Koltes and James Reecy, animal science, have been involved in developing the vision and agenda for the Livestock HTP and Big Data conference, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Beltsville, Md. The program is billed as groundbreaking in nature for animal science, with the specific purpose of stimulating the expansion of high-throughput data use and creating vision and strategy to apply these data to production agriculture