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  • The Iowa State Block and Bridle chapter will be hosting the 100th annual Block and Bridle National Convention April 8-11. The event is coming to fruition after years of planning and anticipation. “The bid to host the convention was submitted before any of us were students here,” says Alison Bueltel, a tri-chair of the planning committee. “The committee began planning in 2018 and had to postpone the original 2020 date due to COVID-19, so we are extremely excited for this event to finally take place.”

  • Animal science 228 is a course that introduces students to the species, uses, biology, facilities, care, and diseases of animals used in research. These animals include rodents, companion animals and livestock species. Students learn proper protocol for animal husbandry, handling, disease recognition, ethics, and federal regulations for research animals.  

    “The course covers research methods and planning for research related to species improvement, physiological investigations, disease recognition and treatment, and testing of pharmaceuticals. We introduce students to experimental design as well,” said Assistant Professor Jennifer Bundy.

  • Victoria Wilson is a Master’s student in the Department of Animal Science studying monogastric nutrition. In her home state of Missouri, she received her Bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Victoria chose to continue her education at Iowa State because of the animal science program’s strong industry connections and research opportunities. Victoria is currently researching the interactive effects of enteric inducers of oxidative stress on growth performance, digestibility, intestinal permeability and morphology, and oxidative stress biomarkers in nursery pigs. “I love the animal work and analyzing the data I collect.” It’s the most exciting part of her research experience.

  • Please join us on April 8th at 3:00 pm for this historic event as Iowa State University breaks ground for our new turkey teaching and research facility. Students are invited to a watch party at the Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center to hear from University and industry leaders and to help thank the generous donors contributing to this new state of the art facility.

    Snacks will be provided and the first 75 students will receive a free t-shirt.

    Please RSVP here:

  • Success with a Virtual Dairy Science Banquet

    Ames, IA. – On Sunday, March 14th, the Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University hosted the annual Dairy Science Banquet. Animal science faculty, club members, and alumni are invited each year to recognize departmental and club success. The banquet was held over Zoom Webinar and had over 75 attendees. The participants were able to enjoy hearing results of various awards and scholarships for Dairy Science Club members and Dairy Science majors. 

  • Blake Webel is currently a freshman at Iowa State University where he is majoring in animal science. Blake grew up on a small farm in Arcadia, Indiana where he started off showing horses and then quickly adventured into livestock as well. This began his passion for the animal agriculture industry and allowed him to meet Dr. Jodi Sterle, who encouraged him to visit Iowa State University.

  • Four Iowa State students were busy March 6th, 7th, and 9th competing in the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Midwest Regional Academic Quadrathlon (AQ) Competition along with 6 other universities including: University of Wisconsin-Riverfalls, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, South Dakota State University, and the University of Missouri. 

    The following students made up the ISU Team: Hannah Heit, New Hampton, IA; Grace Jakes, Indianola, IA; Benjamin McClain, Everly, IA; and Emily Saeugling, Atlantic, IA.  All four team members are juniors majoring in Animal Science.    

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