Events Archive

Book Tour for Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:10pm

Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn will be speaking about their book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food in Curtiss 0013 from 3:10 to 5:00pm. All faculty, students, and community members are welcome to join! 

Liz Carlisle, Lecturer and author

    School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences,
     Stanford University, Stanford, CA Read more about Book Tour for Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on March 27, featuring:

Adam Hudson, Director

Refresh Appalachia, a division of Coalfield Development
Corporation, Wayne, WV

Thank you to the Departments of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Sociology for the support of this colloquium. 

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome.

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Setting the Table: Systems, Sustainability, and Policy - Angie Tagtow Seminar

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Angie Tagtow is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25 years of experience in public health and food policy. She was Executive Director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion during the Obama administration and co-led the development and launch of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with the US Department of Health and Human Services. Read more about Setting the Table: Systems, Sustainability, and Policy - Angie Tagtow Seminar

Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Contrasting Strategies for Regulation of GM and Gene Edited Foods and Crops in the US and the EU

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on March 13th, featuring:

Dr. Clark Wolf

Director of Bioethics, Iowa State University

Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Department of Political Science

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome.

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2019 Iowa Water Conference

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am

From the event website, "The Iowa Water Conference is IWC's largest outreach and collaboration effort with a dozen planning partners. The conference is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss relevant water issues in Iowa. The inaugural event in 2006 combined several existing conferences with the purpose of coordinating research and management efforts. Read more about 2019 Iowa Water Conference

Nutrition and public health: Policy and planning for food systems

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on January 16th, featuring:

John T. Peterson, Founder and CEO
     Peterson Planning Strategies, Ankeny, IA
Angie Tagtow, Founder and Chief Strategist
     Äkta Strategies, LLC., Des Moines, IA

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome.

 

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Our eroding soil base: How fast, how serious, and how is it estimated?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on January 16th, featuring:

Rick Cruse, Professor, Director of the Iowa Water Center
     Iowa State University Department of Agronomy

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome.

 

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On-Farm Research and Collaboration

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on January 30th, featuring:

Carmen Black, Farmer in PFI’s Cooperators’ Program
     SunDog Farm and Local Harvest CSA, Solon, IA
Jack Boyer, Farmer in PFI’s Cooperators’ Program
     Jack Boyer Farms, Inc. (Century Farm), Reinbeck, IA
Stefan Gailans, Research and Field Crops Director
     Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ames, IA

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome. Read more about On-Farm Research and Collaboration

Local Food Procurement and Distribution

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:10pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium on January 16th, featuring:

Adam Calder, Produce Department Manager
     Wheatsfield Cooperative, Ames, IA

Dan Olmstead, Produce Manager

West Hy-Vee, Ames, IA
Karen Rodekamp, Manager
     Iowa State University Campus Dining Services
Patty Yoder, Executive Director/Coordinator
     Food at First, Ames, IA

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are always welcome.

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Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association (SASA) is excited to announce an upcoming (and new) event called Harvest Fest, taking place on Friday, September 8th from 4:30 to 9pm. The event will be held outdoors in the area next to Lacewing Acres. Attendance, music, tours and presentations from local producers are free. Come and enjoy the food sourced from the local food system of Ames, Iowa. Featuring local chefs serving creative and specialty dishes. Come celebrate with food, live music, Lacewing Acres farm tours, and farmer presentations!Food tickets are $2.  Read more about Harvest Fest

Dr. Angie Carter - Women Farmland Owners in Iowa: Navigating Gendered Expectations Over Land Management

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:40pm to 5:00pm

Agricultural land tenure systems concentrate land and power in the control of white men. However, women now own approximately half the nation’s farmland, including in Iowa. These women landowners are underrepresented in research and conservation programming, though we do know that most of their land is rented out to tenant operators who are men. Drawing on in-depth interviews and her research collaboration with Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), guest speaker Dr. Read more about Dr. Angie Carter - Women Farmland Owners in Iowa: Navigating Gendered Expectations Over Land Management

Dr. Riccardo Bommarco

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:10pm

Dr. Riccardo BommarcoDr. Riccardo Bommarco is Professor in Agricultural Entomology at the Department of Ecology and Chair of the Plant Protection Platform at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His research focuses on insect and plant ecology in agricultural landscape, with a strong focus on ecosystem services such as biological control and pollination. He is involved in national and international extension in the agricultural sector and gives support to producers, industry and authorities in the field of plant protection. Read more about Dr. Riccardo Bommarco

Landscape Studio Work on Farms

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:10pm

Dr. Caroline Westort is an Assistant Professor in landscape architecture.Dr. Caroline Westort is an Assistant Professor in landscape architecture. She received her PhD in Computational Geography from University of Zürich, MLA in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, and AB in Chemistry and English from Bowdoin College. Her research interests include landscape computing, including 3D modeling of terrain, parametrics, computer programming and algorithms, automated machine guidance, geodesign. Read more about Landscape Studio Work on Farms

Good Apples Behind Every Bite

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 3:10pm

Good Apples by Susan Futrell book coverGood Apples is for anyone who wants to go beyond the kitchen and backyard into the orchards, packing sheds, and cold storage rooms; into the laboratories and experiment stations; and into the warehouses, stockrooms, and marketing meetings, to better understand how we as citizens and eaters can sustain the farms that provide food for our communities. Susan Futrell has spent years working in sustainable food distribution, including more than a decade with apple growers. She shows us why sustaining family orchards, like family farms, may be essential to the soul of our nation. Read more about Good Apples Behind Every Bite

Farm Bill Listening Session

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:10pm

Aaron is a fifth-generation family farmer from rural Polk County, where he and his family raise corn, soybeans, oats, and hay in both organic and conventional rotations.Aaron is a fifth-generation family farmer from rural Polk County, where he and his family raise corn, soybeans, oats, and hay in both organic and conventional rotations. Aaron was elected to serve as the Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) president in 2016 and had served as the IFU vice president immediately prior to his election. He also has served as the executive director and legislative director for IFU and on the National Farmers Union Policy Committee. Aaron’s father Phil is a past IFU vice president and board member, and Aaron was active in Farmers Union youth programs growing up. Read more about Farm Bill Listening Session

The Everyday Revolution of the Artisanal Fishing Community of the Bay of Chorrillos, Peru

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:10pm

The Everyday Revolution of the Artisanal Fishing Community of the Bay of Chorrillos, PeruThis study examines how artisanal fishers of the bay of Chorrillos, Peru, use their place and workplace power and pride as instruments to defend their access to fishing resources and their way of life. On- and offshore, fishers advocate against destructive fishing practiced by industrial and boliches (semi-industrial trawlers) fleets, while also resisting efforts by urban developers to displace and relocate their residential community, which is situated in a highly touristic area of the city. Artisanal fishers’ actions of resistance to overcome structural poverty and exclusion are ongoing on a daily basis. Fishers demonstrate their capacity as empowered actors by exerting physical and symbolic control over their dock while demonstrating their knowledge and skills as stewards of the coastal and urban ecosystem. Read more about The Everyday Revolution of the Artisanal Fishing Community of the Bay of Chorrillos, Peru

The Role of Animal Agriculture in Attainment of Global Food Security

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:10pm

Dr. Curtis R. YoungsDr. Curtis R. Youngs received animal science degrees from the University of Minnesota and postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University. After three years at the University of Idaho, he joined the animal science faculty at Iowa State University. Over the past 25 years he has authored more than 220 publications and has taught in 17 different courses. The undergraduate embryo transfer lecture and laboratory courses he developed are unique. Read more about The Role of Animal Agriculture in Attainment of Global Food Security

Shrink-Smart Small Towns

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:10pm

Dr. David PetersDr. David Peters received his Ph.D. in rural sociology from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2006, with the dissertation Understanding Rural Poverty Clusters: The Intersection of Agriculture, Economic Structure and Locality Under Postindustrialism.

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Student Mental Health

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:10pm

Haley Strass and Sue Reimers from Student Counseling Services(http://www.counseling.iastate.edu/) will talk about mental health issues on campus and the available resources for students.

Haley Strass received her Master of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Miami University. Her clinical areas of interest include group psychotherapy and multicultural therapy. Read more about Student Mental Health

American Indian Agricultural Practices and Partnering with Native Communities to Conduct Research

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:10pm

American Indian Agricultural Practices and Partnering with Native Communities to Conduct ResearchDr. McDaniel is an Assistant Professor in Agronomy. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, M.S. from the University of Illinois in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, and Ph.D. from Penn State University in Soil Science and Biogeochemistry. Dr. McDaniel's research centers on the interactions between soils and plants. Soils and plants are in a give-and-take relationship. Plants combine carbon from the atmosphere with nutrients TAKEN from soils. Read more about American Indian Agricultural Practices and Partnering with Native Communities to Conduct Research