News Releases Leopold Center http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/rss/notes.xml Leopold Center News Releases en Leopold Center awards 2015 research grants http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-22-2015/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="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-22-2015/leopold-center-awards-2015-research-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Policy Cross-Cutting Competitive Grants Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:52:32 +0000 lwmiller 3919 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Melody Bro named as Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-09-2015/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="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-09-2015/women-land-and-legacy-coordinator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human systems, demographics and beginning farmer programs Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:36:43 +0000 lwmiller 3891 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Report showcases Leopold Center research and demonstration in FY2014 http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-05-2015/annual-report <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="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-05-2015/annual-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Policy Cross-Cutting Competitive Grants Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:03:27 +0000 trout 3873 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Farming in the city: January 9 workshop explores local food systems http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-30-2014/workshop-explores-local-food-systems <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Agriculture dominates Iowa&rsquo;s rural landscape, and now leaders in three Iowa cities are learning how to foster a different kind of agriculture in their urban landscapes.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-30-2014/workshop-explores-local-food-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:03:27 +0000 lwmiller 3868 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Research results available for seven completed projects http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-17-2014/research-results-available-seven-completed-projects <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Summaries of seven recently competed competitive grant projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Among the research topics were phosphorus in beef cattle manure, soil quality in alternative cropping systems, on-farm energy use and machinery needs of small growers looking to scale up local food production.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-17-2014/research-results-available-seven-completed-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Marketing Cross-Cutting Competitive Grants Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:00:25 +0000 lwmiller 3848 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Financial returns for growing trees in Iowa: Better than you think http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-15-2014/growing-trees <p>When planning crops, foresters speak in years, not months. Even so, results of a study conducted by Trees Forever and funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture show promise for several agroforestry crops suitable for Iowa soils and climate.<br /> <br /> Jeff Jensen, northwest Iowa field coordinator for Trees Forever, examined six agroforestry crops: hazelnut, black walnut, chestnut, aronia berry, Christmas tree and elderberry.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/12-15-2014/growing-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Agroforestry Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:03:04 +0000 lwmiller 3845 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu New report shows local food economy continues to expand in Iowa http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-24-2014/local-food-economy-expands <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash;Iowa&rsquo;s local food economy is growing more vigorously than expected, according to a two-year evaluation from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The report also shows how modest public investment in the work of local food coordinators contributes to job creation in the state.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-24-2014/local-food-economy-expands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Economic and environmental impacts Farm to institution Food, health and climate change Fruit and vegetables Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:29:25 +0000 lwmiller 3816 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu New videos focus on prairie strips as an emerging conservation practice http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-03-2014/strips-video <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Conservation and production goals are often pitted against each other, but one project is showing how the two objectives need not be mutually exclusive. &ldquo;The science is showing us that we can have both,&rdquo; says Iowa State University researcher Lisa Schulte Moore.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-03-2014/strips-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn-soybean cropping systems Ecology Cross-Cutting Conservation practices Economic and environmental impacts Farming systems Soils and agronomy Water quality, quantity and management Watershed and ecoregion Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:07:07 +0000 lwmiller 3792 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