Calm and muggy days are particularly troublesome for feedlot cattle, says Shawn Shouse, Extension ag engineer with Iowa State University. Many feedlots are without shade, leaving cattle to sometimes bake in the summer sun. Some feedlots offer natural or manmade shade, and Shouse says adding even the smallest bit of shade can make a difference.
For Sophie Rotole, a junior in agricultural engineering, it’s been a great experience for an undergraduate. “Miniponics 3.0 was a great success for me personally. It was a great opportunity to experience the engineering design process. I really enjoyed designing and constructing a product from start to finish and watching it function as intended,” she … Continue reading Ag engineering student brings aquaponics to ISU and beyond
ISU Extension ag engineer Mark Hanna told attendees that a proper planter setting is critical for the row crop. He advises placing the corn seed at a soil depth of 2 inches using down pressure to ensure consistency of seed placement, and having the disk openers set such that they would hold a piece of … Continue reading Hanna: Integrating cover crops and livestock operations
A native of Augusta, Arkansas, Dr. Brittini Brown holds a M.S. in Industrial and Agricultural Technology from Iowa State University and received her doctoral degree in Youth Development and Agricultural Education (YDAE) from Purdue University. Not only was she the first African-American woman to graduate with a doctoral degree from the department, she was also … Continue reading Industrial and agricultural technology alum gives keynote speech at UAPB convocation
Representatives from Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering recently met with officers of APOSGRAN at the Bolsa de Cereales in Rosario, Argentina, to discuss plans for a faculty-led study abroad course in Argentina in May 2018.
The 2017 Cyclone Power Pullers hope to build on the success of previous years by refining concepts and components that worked well in past competitions. The team designed and built their quarter-scale tractor, called the ExCYter, from scratch this academic year.
Bringing home a brand-new Harley Davidson to modify is a little nerve-racking, but that’s what Alex Shaw did to fulfill his dream. “From a young age I realized I couldn’t ride a traditional motorcycle,” said Shaw who is graduating with an agricultural systems technology and industrial technology bachelor’s degree. The nerves in Shaw’s right hand were damaged … Continue reading Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants
According to Daniel Andersen, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, there is about $24 worth of nutrients in 1,000 gallons of dairy manure. “It has lots of potential value but it’s got to get to the right field at the right time and in the right amount,” he said. “There might … Continue reading Andersen: Manure is valuable, should be treated like fertilizer
Hongwei Xin has been named the new assistant dean for research in CALS. Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor who holds the Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professorship in the agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science departments, Xin was named to the newly created position effective April 1. He will focus on the promotion … Continue reading Agricultural engineering and animal science professor named CALS Assistant Dean for Research
Washington DC, April 5, 2017 – DiscoverE announced the 2017 class of New Faces of Engineering honorees. The announcement coincides with today’s second annual Global Day of the Engineer, a worldwide day of celebration and volunteerism that shines a spotlight on the work done by engineers and inspires the next generation of engineering and technology … Continue reading Ramirez named to DiscoverE’s 2017 New Faces of Engineering
In a recent Iowa Learning Farms webinar by Iowa State University Agronomist Matt Helmers, he dispelled some myths and misconceptions about water quality and drainage problems in corn and soybean fields.
Given the heart-healthy benefits, plus longer fryer life and advantages with biodiesel production, high oleic soybeans may eventually become the norm, rather than the exception, said Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University professor of ag and biosystems engineering.