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    June 05, 2018

    The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture?Sustainable Agriculture funded the publication of Drake University's?How to Improve Water Quality on Iowa Farms.

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    May 09, 2018

    The Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council recognized the Leopold Center for its significant

    April 25, 2018

    For the past 17 years, we have been pleased to work with the Spencer family to present this award to deserving Iowans in agriculture.

    April 20, 2018

    From 2 to 4 p.m., April 29, guest readers will read aloud from the writings of Aldo Leopold, an Iowa native who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. The event will take place in the Farwell T.

    March 15, 2018

    White Bread, Wheat Breeding and the Beauty of Place, is the title of the next Shivvers Lecture.
    Steve Jones, professor and director, of the Bread Lab at Washington State University will present the annual lecture at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Gallery of the Memorial Union.

    March 02, 2018

    The Leopold Center's advisory board will meet March 9 in the Pioneer Room of the Iowa State University Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames.

    February 08, 2018

    The center helped fund a study in 2016?by researchers in the Department of Chemistry that used fluorescence spectroscopy to identify milk from grass-fed cows.

    February 07, 2018

    The Sioux City Journal reported on increased interest in beekeeping at a recent session led b

    January 19, 2018

    Dear Former Leopold Center Grant Awardees,

    The Leopold Center is hosting a PI Town Hall meeting to discuss future research area priorities as part of the effort to rebuild and re-imagine the Center.

    January 03, 2018

    All of the Leopold Center’s publications, reports and papers are on file at the Iowa State University Library.

    January 03, 2018

    Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center director, can answer questions about the manual and submissions.

    November 30, 2017

    The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board meeting will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Room 142, Curtiss Hall, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. After coffee at 8:30 a.m., the meeting will be called to order at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

    November 01, 2017

    AMES, Iowa — Calmar, in northeast Iowa, will be the site of the last listening session to help guide the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

    August 10, 2017

    A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, Iowa. The listening session is free and open to the public.

    August 04, 2017

    The organic agriculture industry continues to grow and was listed as a $43 billion industry in the U.S. in 2015, with an 11 percent increase in the number of organic businesses.

    August 01, 2017

    AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University.

    July 17, 2017

    The Drake University Agricultural Law Center, in cooperation with Farmland Stewardship Solutions, the Iowa Water Center, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and The Nature Conservancy is hosting a state-wide conference to help landowners share their e

    May 15, 2017

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into legislation on May 12, 2017, Senate File 510, a bill that included language to “eliminate the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.” However, he vetoed this segment of the bill, sparing it from elimination. Although the Leopold Center remains, Gov.

    April 07, 2017

    AMES, Iowa— David D. Myrold, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the guest speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University (ISU).

    March 07, 2017

    AMES, Iowa — Three former Iowa legislators recall the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act and establishment of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for the Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

    February 07, 2017

    AMES, Iowa – The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has awarded grants for 21 new research and demonstration projects to begin this year.

    January 30, 2017

    A farming couple who advocate for sustainable agriculture and a USDA agronomist are the recipients of the 2016 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture.

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    December 02, 2016

    AMES, Iowa—The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s 2016 annual report is now available in print and online.&

    November 02, 2016

    Summaries of five recently completed research projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The projects were funded by the Leopold Center’s long-running Competitive Grants Program.

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    September 30, 2016

    AMES, Iowa--The 16th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov.


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