December 12, 2018

The Leopold Center's Advisory Board developed a mission statement to provide a new direction after state funding was eliminated in 2017.

November 28, 2018

The Leopold Center Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall, 806 Stange Rd.

October 08, 2018

Paul Johnson, who co-wrote Iowa’s landmark Groundwater Protection Act as a state legislator, and Seth Watkins, who farms sustainably near Clarinda will be presented the award at the 2019 Iowa Water Conference, which is scheduled for March 12-13, in Ames.

September 26, 2018

Matching funds provided in part by the Leopold Center made possible horticulture Professor Kathleen Delate’s participation in a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service soil health grant announced recently. The multistate grant, led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will a

June 06, 2018

The meeting with begin at 9 a.m. at the Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th St. near Ames. The agenda includes a discussion of the center's future plans.

June 05, 2018

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture funded the publication of Drake University's How to Improve Water Quality on Iowa Farms.

Council plaque
May 09, 2018

The Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council recognized the Leopold Center for its significant

April 25, 2018

For the past 17 years, we have been pleased to work with the Spencer family to present this award to deserving Iowans in agriculture.

April 20, 2018

From 2 to 4 p.m., April 29, guest readers will read aloud from the writings of Aldo Leopold, an Iowa native who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. The event will take place in the Farwell T.

March 15, 2018

White Bread, Wheat Breeding and the Beauty of Place, is the title of the next Shivvers Lecture.
Steve Jones, professor and director, of the Bread Lab at Washington State University will present the annual lecture at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Gallery of the Memorial Union.

March 02, 2018

The Leopold Center's advisory board will meet March 9 in the Pioneer Room of the Iowa State University Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames.

February 08, 2018

The center helped fund a study in 2016 by researchers in the Department of Chemistry that used fluorescence spectroscopy to identify milk from grass-fed cows.

February 07, 2018

The Sioux City Journal reported on increased interest in beekeeping at a recent session led b

January 19, 2018

Dear Former Leopold Center Grant Awardees,

The Leopold Center is hosting a PI Town Hall meeting to discuss future research area priorities as part of the effort to rebuild and re-imagine the Center.

January 03, 2018

All of the Leopold Center’s publications, reports and papers are on file at the Iowa State University Library.

January 03, 2018

Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center director, can answer questions about the manual and submissions.

November 30, 2017

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board meeting will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Room 142, Curtiss Hall, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. After coffee at 8:30 a.m., the meeting will be called to order at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

November 01, 2017

AMES, Iowa — Calmar, in northeast Iowa, will be the site of the last listening session to help guide the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

August 10, 2017

A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, Iowa. The listening session is free and open to the public.

August 04, 2017

The organic agriculture industry continues to grow and was listed as a $43 billion industry in the U.S. in 2015, with an 11 percent increase in the number of organic businesses.

August 01, 2017

AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University.

July 17, 2017

The Drake University Agricultural Law Center, in cooperation with Farmland Stewardship Solutions, the Iowa Water Center, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and The Nature Conservancy is hosting a state-wide conference to help landowners share their e

May 15, 2017

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into legislation on May 12, 2017, Senate File 510, a bill that included language to “eliminate the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.” However, he vetoed this segment of the bill, sparing it from elimination. Although the Leopold Center remains, Gov.

April 07, 2017

AMES, Iowa— David D. Myrold, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the guest speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University (ISU).

March 07, 2017

AMES, Iowa — Three former Iowa legislators recall the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act and establishment of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for the Shivvers Memorial Lecture.


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