News Releases Leopold Center http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/rss/notes.xml Leopold Center News Releases en Updates to organic website include latest findings http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-22-2014/organic-website-update <p>More than 100 new entries have been added to a website that summarizes peer-reviewed, scientific articles related to a comparison or specific trait of food grown using organic practices.<br /> <br /> The website, Scientific Findings About Organic Agriculture, is at <a href="http://www.organicag.org" target="_blank">www.organicag.org</a> and is maintained by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The new additions more than double the number of articles that are summarized on the website.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-22-2014/organic-website-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Organic production practices and comparisons Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:20:31 +0000 lwmiller 3781 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu New publication looks at funding opportunities in local foods http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-22-2014/new-publication-looks-funding-opportunities-local-foods <p>Looking to start a local food business or processing facility? How about a school garden? As local food systems continue to develop, community leaders need access to capital to start or sustain their efforts. The good news is, there are funding options available from both federal and nonā€federal sources &ndash; regardless of whether you are a producer, institution, community or nonprofit.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-22-2014/new-publication-looks-funding-opportunities-local-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Farm to institution Food miles, food pathways, food system assessments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:09:52 +0000 lwmiller 3780 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Eleven new Leopold Center research reports available http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-13-2014/eleven-new-leopold-center-research-reports <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; What do small meat-processing facilities, corn stover, ash tree pests and land trusts have in common? All were topics of recently completed research projects supported by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-13-2014/eleven-new-leopold-center-research-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive Grants Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:21:45 +0000 lwmiller 3766 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu ISU project featured at October 14 Iowa Hunger Summit http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-02-2014/iowa-hunger-summit <p>DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University project designed to help communities build their capacity to produce, process and distribute food will be featured at the Iowa Hunger Summit that is part of World Food Prize activities.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-02-2014/iowa-hunger-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Food miles, food pathways, food system assessments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:44:18 +0000 lwmiller 3755 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Kirschenmann receives international organic ag award http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-24-2014/kirschenmann-receives-international-organic-ag-award <p>The leader of a worldwide network of organic organizations presented its top honor, the One World Award for Lifetime Achievement, to Fred Kirschenmann, a North Dakota organic farmer and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-24-2014/kirschenmann-receives-international-organic-ag-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Organic production practices and comparisons Philosophy of sustainability Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:49:24 +0000 lwmiller 3732 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Iowa Organic Conference to help producers meet growing demand for organics http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-23-2014/iowa-organic-conference <p>AMES, Iowa -- The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.<br /> &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-23-2014/iowa-organic-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Organic production practices and comparisons Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:30:30 +0000 lwmiller 3731 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu New Leopold Center toolkit looks at shared-use kitchens http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-22-2014/shared-use-kitchen-toolkit <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; It&rsquo;s not easy to start a food business. Shared-use kitchens offer a safer venue for food entrepreneurs to launch new enterprises and participate in the economic development of a community by creating jobs and markets for local products, and retaining money within the community. A new resource from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is designed to help community and organization leaders make informed decisions about starting shared-used kitchens.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-22-2014/shared-use-kitchen-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Business management, distribution and marketing Community-based food systems Market research and feasibility studies Models and assessment tools Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:05:35 +0000 lwmiller 3723 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Nutrient inputs and long-term corn yield sustainability http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-18-2014/nutrient-inputs-and-long-term-corn-yield-sustainability <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; 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.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-18-2014/nutrient-inputs-and-long-term-corn-yield-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Cover crops, double crops, strip cropping Multi-year rotations, low-external input Nutrient management Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, Life Cycle Assessment Conservation practices Farmer profitability, enterprise budgets Farming systems Soils and agronomy Water quality, quantity and management Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:18:47 +0000 lwmiller 3722 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu A network response to invasive beetle's frontline advance http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-02-2014/network-response-invasive-beetles-frontline-advance <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; New research funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture maps out the social networks in place to mitigate the emerald ash borer&rsquo;s destructive impact on Iowa forests.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/09-02-2014/network-response-invasive-beetles-frontline-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross-Cutting Economic and environmental impacts Models and assessment tools Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:38:19 +0000 lwmiller 3699 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Two Iowans to receive 2014 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/08-28-2014/two-iowans-receive-2014-spencer-award-sustainable-agriculture <p>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.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/08-28-2014/two-iowans-receive-2014-spencer-award-sustainable-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:18:54 +0000 lwmiller 3694 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu