As life expectancy increases, farmers are staying in the business, but there’s still a need to plan for what happens when they die.
Agronomy enrollment at Iowa State has more than tripled since 2006, when there was just one student who identified as other than white. Today, 23 students do.
Though large-scale production of corn and soybeans can seem to be the primary crop interests at Iowa State University, the organic farm is wholly embraced.
Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.
A class at Iowa State University encourages students to invent a new food product and demonstrate how they would take it to the marketplace.
One goal of Feed the Future is to help farmers increase yields and production efficiency—and those are lessons the ag schools can share.
Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.
The rejection of a candidate for an Iowa State University position has come under scrutiny by critics who imply it bends to pressure from big agriculture.