The CALS Advantage
CALS STUDENTS RECEIVE BARRON ALL-UNIVERSITY SENIOR AWARD
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students and a recent alumna were honored with the ISU Alumni Association 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Recipients include Brandon Hanson (’19 agricultural business, economics, international agriculture), Rachael Barnes (’19 global resource systems, biological systems engineering) and Joi Latson (’18 global resource systems).
ALPHA GAMMA RHO MEMBERS TEACH AG THROUGH THE ISU 4U PROMISE PROGRAM
Members of the Iowa State University Alpha Gamma Rho chapter are partnering with the ISU 4U Promise Program to introduce King Elementary School students in Des Moines to agriculture. Members travel to the school once a month to coordinate activities related to the majors in the college. The program is a partnership between Iowa State University and the Des Moines Public School District’s King and Moulton schools.
KEMP RECEIVES LEADING CHANGE AGENT AWARD
Megan Kemp received the U.S. Forest Service LEADing Change Agent award during the 2019 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences 34th Annual Career Fair and Training Conference April 6 in Overland Park, Kansas. Kemp (‘19 agronomy, global resource systems) was one of five students nationwide to receive the award.
CALS TEAMS ARE TOPS
Block and Bridle Annual Convention, first place, chapter activities; third place, yearbook, National Block and Bridle Convention
Collegiate Crops Team, second place, Collegiate Crops Contest, Kansas City; second place, Collegiate Crops Contest, Chicago; second place, Regional Crops Judging Contest at Oklahoma Panhandle University; third place, Regional Crops Judging Contest at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Industrial Technology Club, Stephen Harris Cup and first place, robotics competition, Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering
National Agri-Marketing Association Club (NAMA), Chapter Communications Award; Outstanding Professional Chapter Award; Best Product Name/Product Slogan; second place – John Deere Signature Award, NAMA Student Competition
Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), first place – overall livestock team, second place – college bowl, National PAS Conference; Premier Chapter Award, Iowa PAS Conference
Student Subunit of the Iowa Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, most active chapter award, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
Turf Club, first place, Sports Turf Managers Association Student Challenge Competition; second place, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Turf Bowl; Spirit Award, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Professional Ag Workers Conference, Tuskegee University, Amali Stephens (second from left), senior in biology, placed first in the poster competition; Theresa Brehm (second from right), senior in global resource systems, placed first in the oral presentation competition; Valeria Cano Camacho (’19 agronomy, global resource systems) (left), and Megan Kemp (’19 agronomy, global resource systems) also participated in the competitions.
• Kevin Falk, graduate student in agronomy, first place, American Seed Trade Association video contest
• Ambar Morales Cuadrado, senior in dietetics and culinary food science, first place, Grain Processing Corporation Food Science Challenge
• Macy Marek, senior in ag and life sciences education, outstanding senior member award, National Block and Bridle Convention