News Releases Leopold Center Leopold Center News Releases en Award-winning NY chef to address the future of food April 8 <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Dan Barber, co-owner and executive chef of Manhattan&rsquo;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.</p> <p>Barber is the author of <em>The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food</em> (2014), which explores the intersection of good farming and good food. He also writes about food and agriculture for the <em>New York Times</em> and other publications with national readership.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food, health and climate change Philosophy of sustainability Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:35:19 +0000 trout 3968 at New report shows food hubs emerging as economic force in Iowa <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state&rsquo;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.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Economic and environmental impacts Supply networks Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:14:30 +0000 lwmiller 3962 at ‘Ames Reads Leopold’ event set for March 7 <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash;&nbsp; The eighth annual &ldquo;Ames Reads Leopold&rdquo; event will celebrate the conservation legacy of Iowa native Aldo Leopold with a screening of the Emmy award winning documentary <em>Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time</em> and with readings that characterize Leopold&rsquo;s philosophy of land stewardship.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s gathering will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium of the newly renovated Ames Public Library at 515 Douglas Avenue in Ames.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Philosophy of sustainability Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:32:49 +0000 trout 3957 at Eastern Iowa Airport to partner with ISU, UIowa on two important environmental projects <p><strong><span style="color:#900;text-transform:uppercase;">NOTE: </span>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 &ldquo;on the ground&rdquo; and move toward adoption, and Director Mark Rasmussen offers <a href="#comments">additional comments</a> below. </strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross-Cutting Conservation practices Economic and environmental impacts Farming systems Water quality, quantity and management Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:22:15 +0000 lwmiller 3959 at Updated CSA directory lists 85 enterprises connecting Iowans to local food <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; With spring just around the corner, Iowans have a resource to help them connect to local food producers in their area, <em>Iowa CSA Farms: 2015 Statewide List of CSA Farms and Organizers Serving Iowa</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Fruit and vegetables Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:32:35 +0000 lwmiller 3951 at Survey shows Iowans support targeted approaches for multiple-benefit agriculture <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; More than 1,000 Iowans were surveyed to learn more about their expectations for agriculture and concerns about environmental quality. The random sample survey found that not only do Iowans support targeted approaches for multiple-benefit agriculture, they are willing to pay for it too.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:41:42 +0000 lwmiller 3946 at Iowa farmers, landowners can find public policy solutions to climate change <p>DES MOINES, Iowa &ndash; The Drake University Agricultural Law Center released information in January about their research project regarding non-operator land owners and tenant farmers facing extreme weather. The research provides a qualitative look at how land owners and farmers need to work together to provide solutions for adapting to the challenges of climate change. The political climate around climate change is rapidly evolving according to today&rsquo;s New York Times&#39; poll.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:35:09 +0000 lwmiller 3935 at Leopold Center awards 2015 research grants <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has awarded grants to 17 innovative research and demonstration projects that promise to move agricultural production toward greater sustainability while improving Iowa&rsquo;s soil and water resources.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Policy Cross-Cutting Competitive Grants Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:52:32 +0000 lwmiller 3919 at Melody Bro named as Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator <p>Melody Bro joins the staff at Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) to increase outreach to women in rural Iowa. She will coordinate the Women, Land and Legacy program, where local groups of women hold ongoing meetings covering topics from farm management to conservation.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human systems, demographics and beginning farmer programs Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:36:43 +0000 lwmiller 3891 at Report showcases Leopold Center research and demonstration in FY2014 <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Sustainable agriculture is an eternal &ldquo;balancing act.&rdquo; The new annual report from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture located at Iowa State University shows how the Center nimbly keeps juggling agriculture hot topics from aquaponics to yurts.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Policy Cross-Cutting Competitive Grants Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:03:27 +0000 trout 3873 at