Iowa State University was founded in 1858 as an agriculture college. Many of the world’s most innovative ideas in agriculture and life sciences can be traced to Iowa State. Just as the state of Iowa is synonymous with agriculture in every corner of the world, Iowa State in synonymous with excellence in agriculture.
Today’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences continues more than 150 years of excellence as one of the world’s leading institutions of agricultural science, education and extension.
Exploration and Discovery
Revolutionary changes are coming to agriculture and life sciences. Our faculty, students and programs must be able to respond quickly to emerging needs. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduates will fill the increasing national demand for leadership in food, agricultural, environmental and social sciences to meet critical local and global needs.
As a leader in areas of great importance to society, including the bioeconomy, genomics, environmental stewardship, food safety, and human health and wellness, we must continue to put science and technology to work. We will explore the frontiers of sciences to make breakthroughs happen. Our faculty and students will make discoveries and translate them into viable technologies, information, services and products.
Alumni and Other Friends and Supporters
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will transform good ideas into realities. With support from alumni and friends, we will continue to lead the nation in applying science and technology to solve our world’s most critical issues and ensure that the state of Iowa and Iowa State University remain synonymous with agriculture worldwide.
Please feel free to contact one of our development officers or call us at (888) 275-3122 to learn more about our fundraising priorities for students, faculty, programs and facilities.