News Releases Leopold Center Leopold Center News Releases en Napkins in food waste: Potential for biofuels? <p>AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University researcher has found an unexpected source of fiber in food waste that increases its potential for making renewable fuel: napkins.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross-Cutting Bioeconomy and energy Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, Life Cycle Assessment Economic and environmental impacts Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:55:12 +0000 lwmiller 3462 at New appointments to Leopold Center Advisory Board <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Two new representatives are serving on the advisory board for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a research center located at Iowa State University.<br /> <br /> They are Marc Linderman from the University of Iowa and Michael Naig, who represents the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on the advisory board.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:55:30 +0000 lwmiller 3459 at Leopold Center accepting nominations for 2014 Spencer Award <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The Leopold Center invites nominations for the 2014 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture, which honors people who have made a significant contribution to the ecological and economic stability of Iowa&rsquo;s family farms.<br /> <br /> You may nominate yourself or others for the award. Submit your nomination form, along with two letters of support, to the Leopold Center by June 6, 2014.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:34:50 +0000 lwmiller 3460 at ‘Ames Reads Leopold’ event set for April 26 <p><span style="font-size: 9pt;">AMES, Iowa &ndash; &nbsp;It&rsquo;s time again for the &lsquo;Ames Reads Leopold&rsquo; event, in its seventh year of celebrating Aldo Leopold&rsquo;s legacy and philosophy on sustainable living. It will be Saturday, April 26 at Ames High School.</span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Philosophy of sustainability Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:42:32 +0000 gsiyer 3458 at Updated CSA directory puts more Iowa producers on the map <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, <em>Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers</em>.<br /> <br /> Produced by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, this publication identifies local producers who operate Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprises that supply consumers with local, fresh, organic and sustainably produced food during the growing season. The directory will be updated annually.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Fruit and vegetables Niche meat, dairy and poultry Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:18:56 +0000 lwmiller 3454 at On-farm research expands farmer options in reducing nitrates <p>SIOUX CENTER, Iowa &ndash; Results from a five-year on-farm research project are helping&nbsp; a northwest Iowa farmer keep valuable land in production as well as reduce nitrogen runoff into shallow wells that supply water for a nearby community of 7,000 people. The project also shows how research can be used to expand farmer options outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn-soybean cropping systems Ecology Cover crops, double crops, strip cropping Nutrient management Conservation practices Economic and environmental impacts Farmer profitability, enterprise budgets Farming systems Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:57:35 +0000 lwmiller 3425 at Early registration ends March 28 for Iowa Local Food Conference <div> AMES, Iowa &ndash; This April 8 at Quality Inn, Ames, farmer Penny Brown Huber will discuss the success of her Marshalltown-based flash-freeze fruit and vegetable packaging plant, Iowa Choice Harvest.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The start-up food processing business was established by a handful of central Iowa farmers in 2013, includes 24 member-owners, and is just one example for attendees at the 2014 Iowa Local Food Conference of how to successfully tap into the local community to grow their business.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To match this year&rsquo;s conference</div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Business management, distribution and marketing Community-based food systems Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:08:31 +0000 gsiyer 3418 at April 1 lecture looks at secrets of the soil, sustainability <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; &ldquo;When it comes to building healthy, productive soils, remember,&rdquo; says Ray Archuleta in one of his many soil health videos, &ldquo;do not disturb.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The charismatic spokesperson for the unseen secrets of soil, Archuleta visits Iowa State University this year as the 2014 Shivvers Memorial Lecture speaker. His presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in the Sun Room of the ISU Memorial Union. The series is coordinated by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:56:43 +0000 lwmiller 3407 at New publication highlights the big picture with prairie conservation strips <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Photographs, infographics and interviews paint a full-color, big picture view of prairie strips in a new publication from Iowa State University&rsquo;s STRIPS team and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn-soybean cropping systems Ecology Cross-Cutting Conservation practices Economic and environmental impacts Water quality, quantity and management Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:12:04 +0000 lwmiller 3404 at Registration now open for the April 8 Iowa Local Food Conference <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The spotlight is on local food business expansion in this year&rsquo;s Iowa Local Food Conference. Keynotes and panels will highlight the growing number of opportunities available to food producers in their local networks. Conference attendees may participate in three tracks: food hubs, processing centers, and marketing.<br /> <br /> Registration is now open at: <a href="/2014-iowa-local-food-conference"></a><br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agritourism and place-based food Ecology Marketing Business management, distribution and marketing Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:54:05 +0000 lwmiller 3387 at