Faculty and Staff bring home awards from ASAS/CSAS Conference

July 18, 2017

The American Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Society of Animal Science joined forces this year to hold their annual meeting and trade show together in Baltimore, Maryland!  The meeting's focus was Animal Science and Technology:  Ensuring Food Security.  

Iowa State University faculty and students took home some awards and scholarships. Below are those who were awarded:


AB&G Short Course Attracts Attendees from All Over the Globe

June 28, 2017

Last week, ISU's Department of Animal Science's Animal Breeding and Genetics section, hosted a short course in Kildee Hall titled:  Introduction to Graphical Models with Application to Quantitative Genetics and Genomics.  There were close to 75 in attendance and attendees traveled from all over the world to attend.  Twenty-seven countries were represented from 4 different continents.

ISU Wins Quiz Bowl at Reciprocal Meat Conference

June 22, 2017

RMCThe Reciprocal Meat Conference kicked off yesterday at Texas A&M with Iowa State University taking home a win in the 2017 Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition.  The team was one of 33 that competed in this year’s contest.  Team members include Michaella Fevold, Tara Simon, Carl Frame, Natalie Hanson and coaches were graduate students Danika Miller and Brian Patterson.  

Lecturer to Assistant Professor

June 22, 2017

Jennifer BundyDr. Jennifer Bundy became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Animal Science on June 1, 2017.   Dr. Bundy has a 80% teaching, advising and student services appointment and a 20% scholarship of teaching and learning.  She teaches or co-teaches several Animal Science courses:   

Sheep and Wool Festival this Weekend

June 15, 2017

Iowa Sheep and Wool FestivalCome join in the fun at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center this Saturday and learn to knit, spin, weave, dye fibers and meet those producers of the animals that provide the lovely fiber to work with. Iowa's only Sheep & Wool Festival is sponsored by the Iowa Sheep Industry Association and is happening this Saturda


ISU Livestock Judging Camp this Week

June 15, 2017

CowThe Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center will be alive with kids this week.  The livestock judging camp will take place June 12th-14th and is geared towards 4-H and FFA members enrolled in grades 7-12.  Participants will stay in the ISU dorms and the livestock judging team (coached by Dr. Chris Cassady) will provide supervision. Beef, sheep and swine will come from the teaching farm.  

Dr. Patience Awarded by JBS

June 15, 2017

John PatienceWorld Pork Expo was this past week and Dr. John Patience was awarded the John B. Swisher Leadership Award at the Expo.  The award and the $5,000.00 check was presented at the JBS United reception. JBS asks awardees to donate their check to a department of their choice and Dr.

Cyclones Visit Sterksel Research Farm

June 8, 2017

Dr. Dekkers and Dr. Juarez supervised a study abroad trip to the Netherlands in May and while there, students had the opportunity to visit Sterksel Research Farm.  To read the full story, click here .    


June is National Dairy Month

June 8, 2017

According the International Dairy Foods Association, National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to "Dairy Month."

Congratulations to ISU Animal Science Students

June 8, 2017

Iowa State University hosted the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship presentation on Sunday at Scheman Auditorium.   Over 70 scholarship opportunities valued at over $100,000 were awarded.. The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Certain scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, journalism and STEM related studies. 


Dog Agility Trials

June 2, 2017

Mary Healey with Dog CarisThe Cyclone Country Kennel Club (CCKC) Dog Agility Trials took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center over the weekend. The Cyclone Country Kennel Club was originated to provide classes and services with the quality and standards maintained by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and its licensed or member clubs throughout the United States.

ISU Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

May 25, 2017

Offices will be closed across campus in observance of Memorial Day however the ISU Retirees Association will keep the campus busy with a Memorial Day ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at the ISU Alumni Center on 420 Beach Avenue. It begins at 9:00am in the Reiman Ballroom.  To see a schedule of events, click here.  

Connect and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

May 24, 2017

The Department of Animal Science is beefing up their social media posts.  Follow the department at the bottom of the main page by clicking on the Facebook or Instagram icon.  You can also follow each individual teaching farm by clicking on the farms tab at the top and selecting the farm.  The Facebook icon will be at the top of the page.

Heartland Youth Sheep Show Kick Off

May 16, 2017

Heartland Youth Sheep ShowDepartment of Animal Science Graduate Student and Assistant Livestock Judging Coach, Colby Redifer, acted as judge for the Spring Kick-Off Showdown which took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center over the weekend. Kids from the age of 5 - 21 participated in the show and traveled from all over the state and parts of Minnesota.



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