College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences videos, lectures, and other productions.
Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and co-chair of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force, coordinated a meeting of the two organizations at the ISU BioCentury Research Farm on Sept. 12, 2012. The joint meeting provided an opportunity for more than 40 exhibitors to showcase new technologies and emerging sciences that offer ways to reduce nutrient transport into waterways. Attendees were joined by Iowa farm and conservation leaders and Iowa State University faculty and staff to learn about efforts to combine profitable production with environmental protection.
Kerry Dixon-Fox, project manager for Iowa State University facilities planning and management, discusses the Iowa State Memorial Union green roof project. The green roof is on the north side of the building on the second floor. The plantings are adjacent to several large windows along a heavily traveled corridor. The roof design was created by senior horticulture student Miles Thompson, who happens to work in the Memorial Union and thought the roof would be a great location for a green roof. The Memorial Union green roof is one of five on campus that includes the King Pavilion, Horticulture Hall, a Bissell Road bus stop and the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. Fernando Urdaneta, student intern for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, produced this video. Check out a timelapse video of the installation on YouTube.
Lawn Mower Service Days
View this video of students servicing lawnmowers during the Ag Systems Technology Club Lawn Mower Service Days. During the annual two-day event students provide tune ups and maintenance to raise money for club events.
In this video Jeff Iles, professor and chair of horticulture, talks about the Sticks mural that fills the atrium of Horticulture Hall. Sarah Grant, founder of Sticks, created the artwork in September with the help of her artists and designers. The artwork illustrates the history of the department beginning in 1866. Video produced by Fernando Urdaneta, student intern in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service.
Jacek Koziel, an associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering, talks about how he analyzes odors in this short video. His laboratory is located in the National Swine Research and Information Center where he conducts research and works with graduate students. (Video produced by Fernando Urdaneta, student intern in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service.)
Happy holidays from Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Harold and Rachel Crawford were honored Oct. 21, 2011, in a dedication ceremony for the Harold and Rachel Crawford Agricultural Teacher Education Complex. Nearly 115 donors contributed to renovating the space for the complex on the second floor of Curtiss Hall and part of the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies. The video includes remarks by Wade Miller, chair of the department; Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Murray Wise, an alumnus and contributor to the complex; and Harold Crawford.
Mike Gaul talks about the Fall 2011 Career Day for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Choose Industrial Technology!
A One-Minute Barbecue
In case you didn't get to attend the new student barbecue, you can view it in this one-minute time-lapse video of the event. The Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council served more than 600 students in the Kildee Hall Pavilion on Aug. 30. The event gives student clubs a chance to share information about their activities and recruit interested students. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has close to 40 clubs students can join ranging from turf grass to food science.
Science With Practice is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences experiential learning and work program for undergraduate students. Students work closely with faculty and staff on projects and assignments, earn money and earn academic credit. The program is funded by the Iowa State University Agricultural Endowment and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
From study abroad to internships, students talk about experiences that have changed their lives. Watch this College of Agriculture and Life Sciences video and learn about the opportunities available to you.
ISU plant pathologists Alison Robertson and Leonor Leandro discuss the 2010 outbreak of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans.
Listen and watch as Iowa State University graduate students explain their research. The students and scientists are working to make Iowa a leader in the bioeconomy. Together they are partnering with farmers, businesses and industry to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel and create new opportunities for Iowans.
Watch President Geoffroy cut the ribbon with a combine at the dedication of the BioCentury Research Farm Sept. 22.
To watch the full lecture, download it below. Michael Boehlje, an agricultural economist at Purdue University, presented the 2009 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19. Boehlje, distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University, spoke on the importance of strategic planning and thinking for long-term viability and success. The focus of his work has been to integrate concepts of economics, finance and strategy to solve problems of farm and agribusiness managers. Boehlje, an ISU alum, previously served on the Iowa State economics faculty and as assistant director of the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station and assistant dean for the College of Agriculture. He is author or co-author of four books and more than 450 articles and publications. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.
To watch the full documentary, download it below. A unique collaboration has empowered more than 7,000 people in 800 households in Uganda - improving the people's quality of life in ways that can be sustained over the long term. Where people are making the transition from extreme food insecurity to food security and improving their nutrition and health. Where people and organizations work together to apply and share sustainable solutions to the widespread and acute problems of hunger.
To watch the full lecture, download it below. Iowa State alumnus Lowell Catlett delivered the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sesquicentennial Lecture on Feb. 21, 2008. About 200 people attending the lecture heard the futurist and dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University talk about "dreamspace," an America that has moved from a "production world to a consumer world." The lecture is divided into three sections: introduction by Dean Wintersteen, full lecture by Dr. Catlett and the Q&A session. To watch each individual section, download them below.
2007 Donor Appreciation
2007 Donor Appreciation Event - History in the Making
Monitoring water cycles for NASA
A short video introducing the Distance Education program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. See what faculty, staff, and students have to say about our courses.