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Alumni feature: Erin Smeltzly

Erin Smeltzly turned her agronomy degree into a career with Syngenta, Golden Harvest after graduating in 2021. Her experience as an undergrad was so successful she enrolled in the Iowa
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Attending the American Farm School in Greece

Agronomy students Tess Kern and Rebecca Johnson traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece to attend the American Farm School Spring semester. Founded in 1904 by Dr. John Henry House and wife Susan
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Breeding transforms sorghum’s potential as biofuel of the future

The biofuel of the future may well be sorghum-based, thanks to new inbred lines that are significantly more productive and cold-hardy than sorghum plants of the past. Maria Salas-Fernandez, associate
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2022 Spring Social & Retirement Recognition

On Thursday, May 5 the department celebrated the end of the semester and our colleagues who retired during COVID without a reception, including: Dr. David Laird Dr. Andrew Lenssen Dr.
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Spring 2022 Honors project poster presentation

The ISU Honors Program hosted a poster presentation for the Spring 2022 Honors Project Posters, including three of our students. Jensina Davis (not pictured): Artificial seed drying conditions and maize
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Recipients of the C. R. Weber Award for Excellence in Plant Breeding

Kevin Chiteri grew up on a small farm in Western Kenya. Early on, he was exposed to growing crops for household consumption and surplus for sale. He obtained a B.S.
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