Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Thursday, March 5, 2015


  • Reminder from ISU postal & parcel

    Bob Tott, postal & parcel manager, reminds the department not to have personal mail or packages sent to Iowa State University. Postal & parcel can deny delivery of personal items. 


  • Three agricultural business students to attend conference

    Each year the Iowa Farmers Union allocates spots for ISU students interested in cooperatives to attend the National Farmers Union’s College Conference on Cooperatives held in Minneapolis. The conference, with support from the CHS Foundation and other partners, features tours of housing, retail and marketing cooperatives and presentations by cooperative leaders from throughout the United States representing a variety of industries. It’s a conference intended to be beneficial both to beginning students of co-ops and to students with some previous co-op education.

    This year Iowa State University selected three agricultural business students to attend: Meghan Mills (junior), Travis Meisgeier (sophomore), and Natalina Sents (junior).

External Seminars and Workshops

  • Powering Prosperity: Bioeconomy Policy to Stimulate Growth

    Capital Hilton, Washington, DC,  March 13, 2015
    More information available


Conferences and Calls for Papers

Funding Opportunities

  • NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Security Challenge grant

    National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the U.S.

    Letter of Intent Deadline – April 02, 2015
    More information available

Papers and Presentations

  • Recent publication by Emeritus Professor Neil Harl

    Neil Harl recently had his article "Farm and Ranch Estate (and Business) Planning - Part 1" published in the March, 2015 issue of Estate Planning.