I Tec alum, Mandara Savage to lead SIU extended campus

Mandara D. Savage, who has served as interim director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Extended Campus since March, is the program’s executive director. Savage, an associate professor and chair in the Department of Technology, began his new duties Jan. 1. Extended Campus provides online and off-campus academic programs. James Allen, associate provost for academic programs, [Continue Reading…]

Workshop to address the strengths and constraints of farmland drainage

Sub-surface drainage is an important part of agriculture in Iowa and a day-long workshop on March 11 will focus on topics of interest that have emerged around farmland drainage. The Farmland Drainage Workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post in Osage, Iowa. The morning session will focus on [Continue Reading…]

I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors

The Toro Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected Richard M. Olson, Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Olson brings the Toro Board of Directors to 10 members. Mr. Olson has served as Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2015. [Continue Reading…]

Nation’s premier site for water quality science drives progress

Scientists often take many roads that lead to progress. For Iowa State University’s water quality research, an important path has gone through Gilmore City, Iowa. A farm just outside the north-central Iowa town is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State [Continue Reading…]

Sponsors acknowledged for their participation

Interactive devices to drive home safety messaging has gone to new heights at the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village. Thanks to local corporate sponsors and the donation of blueprints from Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering department, the safety village can demonstrate how difficult it is to pull someone from the grips of a grain bin.

Engineering students appointed to GSB committee seats

Student Government filled a number of seats on various committees and read a bill to fund CySwap at its first meeting of the 2016 year. The Senate confirmed Jordan Muell, senior in agricultural engineering, as the director of sustainability. Muell said a major goal of his as director would be to improve efficiency and uniformity [Continue Reading…]

AST alum new addition to Peoples Company land management team

Krug earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in Agricultural Systems Technology from Iowa State. He grew up staying active with 4-H, the National FFA Organization and his family’s corn-and-soybean farm in rural Benton County. Krug, who focuses on delivering solutions to empower growers via the use of “big data” in management decisions, joined Peoples Company [Continue Reading…]

Iowa Learning Farms January webinar: Iowa nutrient reduction strategy discussion

Iowa Learning Farms begins its sixth year of monthly webinars on Thursday, Jan. 21. John Lawrence, associate dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, and ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito will discuss conservation and the ISU Extension and Outreach role.

Hanna: Sharing economy comes to farm country

“It is a great way to test something a little bit before you actually jump in and use it,” said Mark Hanna, an agricultural engineer at Iowa State University. He says that new thing might be the latest piece of technology, but it could also be a different farming practice. He offers strip tillage as [Continue Reading…]

Eugene Sukup: Fall 2015 Honorary Degree Recipient

Mr. Eugene G. Sukup is founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., the largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer. As an entrepreneur and civic-minded philanthropist, he has made many groundbreaking contributions to state, national and global agriculture. Mr. Sukup and his wife, Mary, established Sukup Manufacturing Co. in 1963 with its first product, the [Continue Reading…]

Three students represent Iowa State University at the National and Regional level of the National Society of Black Engineering.

Courtney Towles, Christian Miller, and Chloe McPherson are leading the way for future black students in STEM. To learn more about each student, click the photo.

Christian Miller: Region V chairperson

When Christian Miller was growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, he wasn’t really focused on school and was a bit mischievous. College was definitely not the first thing on his mind.