News Releases Leopold Center http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/rss/notes.xml Leopold Center News Releases en Leopold Center awards research grants for 2016 http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/02-09-2016/leopold-center-awards-research-grants-2016 <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is providing funds for 17 new research and demonstration projects to begin this year. The grants will aid in the advancement of sustainable agriculture while protecting Iowa&rsquo;s soil and water and also help Iowa citizens increase the availability of nutritious and locally-grown foods.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/02-09-2016/leopold-center-awards-research-grants-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive Grants Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:24:35 +0000 cbrown1 4387 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Summaries available for recent Leopold Center completed research http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-26-2016/summaries-available-recent-leopold-center-completed-research <p>AMES, Iowa&mdash;Summaries of five recently completed research projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The topics include: nitrogen contributions to soil, soil health in riparian buffers, sustainability through soil health practices, and how winter canola can enhance crop rotations.</p> <p>The projects were funded by the Leopold Center&rsquo;s long-running Competitive Grants Program. The new reports summarize what was learned from each project, and offer links to related resources.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-26-2016/summaries-available-recent-leopold-center-completed-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive Grants Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:41:11 +0000 cbrown1 4357 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Leopold Center 2015 Annual Report now available http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-13-2016/leopold-center-2015-annual-report-now-available <p>AMES, Iowa&mdash;The new annual report from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for fiscal year 2015 offers&nbsp; a &ldquo;tree-centric&rdquo; review of events, grants, and people as well as news of some trimming and growth.&nbsp; Just as the Leopold Center has done since its humble beginnings in 1987, trees &ldquo;start out from a surprisingly small seed, and can ascend to amazing heights.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-13-2016/leopold-center-2015-annual-report-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:59:52 +0000 cbrown1 4352 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Crop Insurance, agritourism emphasis of IFVGA conference http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-11-2016/crop-insurance-agritourism-emphasis-ifvga-conference <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa. The conference will include a trade show, presentations by industry leaders and roundtable discussions designed to educate growers on a wide variety of topics.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-11-2016/crop-insurance-agritourism-emphasis-ifvga-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agritourism and place-based food Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:53:05 +0000 cbrown1 4351 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu 2016 Iowa Forage and Grasslands Conference features producer speakers http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-07-2016/2016-iowa-forage-and-grasslands-conference-features-producer-speakers <p>There is still time to register for the 2016 Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council annual conference.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s event features many producer speakers sharing their grazing management experiences.&nbsp; This mix of invited grazing specialists and producer speakers makes this year&rsquo;s event special.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-07-2016/2016-iowa-forage-and-grasslands-conference-features-producer-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Animal management and forage Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:22:03 +0000 cbrown1 4338 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu 2015 Spencer Award recipients produce organic crops and livestock http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-04-2016/2015-spencer-award-recipients-produce-organic-crops-and-livestock <p>A well-known farming couple from northeast Iowa has been chosen to receive the 2015 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. Tom and Irene Frantzen of New Hampton have devoted their life to ensuring their farm operation is both productive and sustainable.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/01-04-2016/2015-spencer-award-recipients-produce-organic-crops-and-livestock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Philosophy of sustainability Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:49:46 +0000 cbrown1 4320 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Newly completed research summaries available for review at Leopold Center http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-30-2015/newly-completed-research-summaries-available-review-leopold-center <p>AMES, IA --&nbsp;Summaries of nine recently completed research projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Some of the topics include: how cropping systems reduce nitrate leaching into municipal well aquifers, patch-burning to manage tall fescue in beef grazing land, reducing the transport of nutrients through tile drainage of manure-applied land, municipal zoning for local foods, and the potential for community gardens linking with urban agriculture.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-30-2015/newly-completed-research-summaries-available-review-leopold-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitive Grants Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:41:27 +0000 cbrown1 4306 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Start a local food organization in Iowa with step-by-step instructions http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-23-2015/start-local-food-organization-iowa-step-step-instructions <p>AMES, Iowa&mdash; Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit: Structure, Management and Finance from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is a set of new publications now available for those looking for a thorough treatment of how to start a local foods organization in Iowa.</p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/11-23-2015/start-local-food-organization-iowa-step-step-instructions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Tue, 27 Oct 2015 21:58:59 +0000 lwmiller 4278 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu New publication helps improve traceability, product management http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-28-2015/new-publication-helps-improve-traceability-product-management <p>AMES, Iowa - A new publication is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. <em>Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders</em> (LF0009) is a step-by-step tutorial based on QuickBooks Professional accounting software.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-28-2015/new-publication-helps-improve-traceability-product-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Tue, 27 Oct 2015 22:27:45 +0000 lwmiller 4280 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu Local foods group to hold Iowa regional meeting Nov. 4 http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-26-2015/local-foods-group <p>NEVADA, Iowa &ndash;A pioneer in the statewide local foods movement returns to Iowa to speak about his new experiences in Michigan at the Wednesday, Nov. 4, quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG) at the Story County Extension office, 220 H Ave.<br /> <br /> Rich Pirog, senior associate director for Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems, will explore how his two decades with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University prepared him for his work in the Michigan local foods movement.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/10-26-2015/local-foods-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:47:43 +0000 lwmiller 4275 at http://www.leopold.iastate.edu