Graduate student Hanna Poffenbarger (PhD), Dr. Ajay Nair (Horticulture) and Dr. Matthew Liebman (Agronomy) recently presented research at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference, which took place Jan. 19-21 in Ames. Their presentations covered topics such as integrated crop-livestock systems, soil fertility and weed management.
Rebecca Nixon (MS) won second place in the graduate student category at the 2016 Borlaug Poster Competition held in conjunction with Iowa State’s annual Norman Borlaug Lecture. Nixon’s poster showcased her research findings with the Tian Shan Policy Center, a nonprofit located at the American University of Central Asia.
Wallaces Farmer highlighted David Weisberger (MS) for his graduate research regarding oats and other organic small grains. Since 2014, Weisberger has worked with Dr. Mary Wiedenhoeft (Agronomy) to examine how farmers can better incorporate small grains as a third crop into corn and soybean production.
The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association successfully hosted the multi-day event "Seeds of the Future" after receiving a $2,500 Campus Challenge Grant from Plate of the Union, a 2016 election season initiative that asks the next president to take bold action to reform our nation’s food system.