Several GPSA-affiliated staff and projects were recently recognized by the Soil and Water Conservation Society's 2020 SWCS awards. These awards are to recognize outstanding work in the field of research and practice of natural resource conservation.

AMES, Iowa – Gary and Ann Holck of Spencer, Iowa, have established an endowed scholarship for students in Iowa State University’s Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA).

Agriculture often has a direct impact on groundwater quality through the application of fertilizer. Governmental agencies are aware of this fact and looking for ways to help reduce these problems.

Alisha giving a presentationFarming decisions are often heavily influenced by markets. Could markets that reward farmers for sustainable decisions be viable? This is the focus of some of the work being done by Alisha Bower of Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) in Ames, Iowa.

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.. 


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