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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...

March 31, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Summaries of five recently completed research projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Topics included the effects of biochar and nitrogen applications on perennial plant ecosystems, mob grazing of beef cattle,...

March 12, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Dan Barber, co-owner and executive chef of Manhattan’s Blue Hill restaurant and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York, will speak at Iowa State University on a topic he knows very well: food. Barber is the author of The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future...

March 3, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state’s local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmers and supported 58 jobs.