Graduate students studying agricultural and biosystems engineering work in a campus lab. Larger photo. Photo by Christopher Gannon and courtesy of the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Agriculture, veterinary medicine, statistics, engineering top campus graduate rankings

The following article was originally posted on March 20, 2018 via Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering is still one of the country’s best, according to the latest rankings of graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The graduate program rankings, released online today, […]


SynderBio named top company during Partnering For Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase

Corn Oil ONE’s Riley Receives Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award In a March 20, 2018 release, Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka announced SynderBio, of Coralville, Iowa was awarded the top company award at this year’s Partnering For Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase, held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. SynderBio […]

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Corn Oil ONE’s Riley Receives Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award

Contact: Julie Lelonek 515-294-1562 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 21, 2018 CORN OIL ONE®’S RILEY RECEIVES CULTIVATION CORRIDOR IOWA BIOTECH LEADERSHIP AWARD SYNDERBIO RECEIVES PARTNERING FOR GROWTH BIOTECH INNOVATION SHOWCASE’S TOP COMPANY AWARD ANKENY, Iowa – March 20, 2018 – Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka and Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Billi Hunt have […]

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Feed Energy Announces 2018 “Excellence in Ag” Scholarships

Feed Energy announced the 2018 ‘Excellence in Ag’ Scholarship enrollment period is now open and will run through May 7.  This marks the seventh year Feed Energy has offered support for students at Midwestern colleges and universities in the field of agriculture. Eligible applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in an agriculture-related […]

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Celebrate 2018 National Ag Day on March 20

The following press release was originally posted via The Agriculture Council of America. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 20, 2018. This will mark the 45 th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2018 […]

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March Startup Stories featuring FarrPro

Event Description: Live recording of Podcast with Amos Petersen, CEO of FarrPro Join the live recording of of the Startup Stories podcast. Startup Stories features an interview-style discussion with Greater Des Moines Partnership Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Mike Colwell. The new live podcast format beginning in March will feature Colwell interviewing Amos Petersen, CEO of FarrPro. FarrPro […]

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Sukup’s Grain Reclaimer Featured in ASABE’s Magazine

Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s new Sweep Wheel Grain Reclaimer was featured in the January/February special issue of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. The patent-pending device, which reduces the amount of grain left behind a bin sweep wheel by more than 80 percent, was listed by ASABE as among […]


Secretary Perdue Administers Oath of Office to Bill Northey

The following press release was originally posted on March 6, 2018 via U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today administered the oath of office to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Until yesterday, Northey had served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, a position he had held for more than […]

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Gov. Reynolds to name Mike Naig as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

The following press release was originally posted on March 1, 2018 via Office of the Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday she will name Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Deputy Secretary Mike Naig as the new Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, citing a commitment to continuity and stability. Naig will become […]