News From Campus—Vol. 7 Nov. 2

Bruene Career Services Suite Dedicated Aug. 31

The renovated office suite of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services was dedicated Aug. 31 in honor Roger Bruene (’56 agronomy), the former director. A group of alumni, including Roger Underwood (’80 agricultural business), led a fundraising initiative to raise funds to name the offices on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall. Bruene is pictured with Underwood and Dean Wendy Wintersteen at the dedication. The hour-long ceremony is available to view on YouTube.

New Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Released

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University recently released the updated Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based approach to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. The strategy is designed to direct efforts to reduce nutrients in surface water from both point sources, such as wastewater treatment plants and industrial facilities, and nonpoint sources, including farm fields and urban areas, in a scientific, reasonable and cost effective manner. More

Iowa State Updates Method For Rating Soil Productivity

Advances in soil science necessitated an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil. Originally established in 1971, the CSR was created in response to county assessors who needed a measure to help assess the productivity of farmland. Today, the CSR is used in many additional ways, including developing land use plans, determining land values, predicting yields and negotiating cash rents. More

Cals Students Bring It Home – Inaugural Bacon Expo

  • 1,250 pounds of cooked bacon
  • 1,076 attendees
  • 248 days of preparation
  • 100 pounds of bacon donated to a local food pantry
  • 60 student organizers
  • 16 student organizations participated
  • 9 vendors: 3 restaurants and 6 companies or organizations
  • 3 title sponsors: Iowa Select Farms, Elanco, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • 1 motto: Life, liberty and the pursuit of bacon

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