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May 15, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames. The annual event will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude with a...

May 4, 2015
AMES, Iowa –Can raising cattle support conservation goals? Researchers are investigating how grazing livestock on native plants can yield agronomic, economic and ecological benefits by mimicking natural processes. “Often in agriculture, we think production and environmental...

April 29, 2015
Noted farmer-philosopher Wendell Berry will present the inaugural Kirschenmann Lecture on June 18 at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. The series honors Fred Kirschenmann, who has served as President of its Board of Directors since 2008, splitting his...

April 16, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Iowa-born conservationist Aldo Leopold developed his famous Land Ethic, which had as its foundation one of Iowa’s richest resources, the soil. In the same spirit, Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, encourages Iowans to follow advice...

April 8, 2015
AMES, Iowa –The Leopold Center is accepting nominations for the 2015 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture, which honors those whose work demonstrates commitment to the sustainability of Iowa’s family farms. Individuals may apply for the Spencer Award or nominate others. Nomination...

April 1, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Two conservation leaders have joined the advisory board for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a research and education center at Iowa State University. The new members are Cathy Kling, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State...