The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture would like you to join in for a semester filled with thought-provoking presentations from a variety of speakers engaged in sustainable agriculture.

Researchers at Iowa State University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) to investigate strategies for pest control in organic production.

The Iowa State University Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture invites you to join us for the Fall 2019 edtion of the Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium.

Cornelia Flora, distinguished emeritus professor of sociology, received the 2019 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Agriculture, Food and Human Values from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society at its annual conference on June 26-29 in Anchorage, Alaska.

May 14, 2019 - by Sarah Igram, Communications Specialist, Graduate College.

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Kurt Rosentrater, agricultural and biosystems engineering and executive director of the Distillers Grains Technology Council, is working with six student interns from southern France to study value-added uses for ancient grains such as buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and teff.

Iowa State Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture alum Hannah Dankbar was featured in the June edition of the Southern Rural Development Center's newsletter "Around the South".

Iowa State Daily featured Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle's new book, "Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Foods", in the article below. 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences posted a news article regarding the Organic No Till grant, and Iowa State’s involvement.

Adam Calder wrote a blog post on behalf of Wheatsfield Cooperative, check it out here.

Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar and Dr. Matt Helmers were both recognized for their work in multistate drainage research, to improve water quality in the Midwest. Read more here.. 

Iowa State University’s student-managed farm will celebrate 75 years of educational experience this weekend. Full story published by Ames Tribune. 

Matt Helmers, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture faculty member, has been named the new director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, effective September 1st, 2018. Full article published to College of Agriculture and Li

"Local food is the rage and many people are making a connection between foods they consume and where the food is grown. On Tuesday, Sept.

Great exhibit in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, inspired by Aldo Leopold and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Various staff and students were involved in the creation of this incredible exhibit! 


Dr. Christopher Jones' lecture on Iowa Stream Nitrate and Dead Zone Resuscitation


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