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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.

February 24, 2015
AMES, Iowa –  The eighth annual “Ames Reads Leopold” event will celebrate the conservation legacy of Iowa native Aldo Leopold with a screening of the Emmy award winning documentary Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time and with readings that characterize...

February 23, 2015
NOTE: Recent developments at the Eastern Iowa Airport near Cedar Rapids highlight two projects that have received significant support from the Leopold Center: production of sustainable biomass and prairie conservation STRIPS. The Leopold Center is pleased to see these projects get “on the...

February 13, 2015
AMES, Iowa – With spring just around the corner, Iowans have a resource to help them connect to local food producers in their area, Iowa CSA Farms: 2015 Statewide List of CSA Farms and Organizers Serving Iowa.