May 13, 2019

June 8 is the deadline to register for the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference, organized by the Farm, Food and Enterprise Development in Pella on June 21 and 22.

April 29, 2019

For the past 18 years, the Leopold Center has been pleased to work with the Spencer family to present this award to deserving Iowans in agriculture. The winners have shared a desire to improve Iowa’s landscape, albeit in very different ways. 

April 02, 2019

A recording and transcript of the March 25 Shivvers Memorial Lecture by Angie Tagtow, a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25 years of experience in public health and food policy, is available on the

Johnson accepts award
March 26, 2019

Paul Johnson and Seth Watkins, winners of the 2018 Spencer Awards, accepted their plaques March 13 at the Iowa Water Conference.

Tagtow portrait
March 14, 2019

Angie Tagtow, a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25

February 13, 2019

The center marked "a year of introspection and re-evaluation" in 2018, according to

February 06, 2019

Pre-registrations are due Feb. 15 for a series of Cow Systems meetings led by the Iowa Beef Center. The Leopold Center is a sponsor of the meetings that begin Feb. 20 at five locations.

January 14, 2019

The Allamakee County Soil and Water Conservation District reported, in a recent newsletter, that a Regional Conservation Partnership Program will provide project funding after a Leopold Center grant expi

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.


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