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September 18, 2014
AMES, Iowa – New research suggests that conventional corn-soybean systems, managed with synthetic fertilizer alone, do not produce enough plant material to sustain soil organic matter levels, reducing crop yield in the long term.

September 2, 2014
AMES, Iowa – New research funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture maps out the social networks in place to mitigate the emerald ash borer’s destructive impact on Iowa forests.

August 28, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- Two Iowans have been selected to receive the 2014 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. They are southeast Iowa farmer Steve Berger and Leigh Adcock, who is outgoing director of the Iowa-based grassroots Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

July 30, 2014
The fun of shopping at a farmers market is a great reason for eating produce while it’s in season and grown close to home, not to mention the payoff of hot, buttered ears of sweet corn picked fresh this morning.

July 17, 2014
A special project grant in the Leopold Center's Cross-cutting Initiative is helping ISU students enrolled in Horticulture 465, Horticulture Enterprise Management Marketing, sell the produce they grow during the class. The Leopold Center also supported the first three years of the development of...

July 17, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Marketing and distributing locally-grown food just got easier with a new Local Food System Toolkit: Developing a Worksite Food Box Program. Produced by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Food Hub, the...