ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents outstanding faculty and staff awards

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The award winners included: The Team Award went to the Bioplastics for the Green Industry Team. This interdisciplinary team has made significant contributions through research, extension and graduate education to improve the sustainability of specialty crop production. Producers … Continue reading ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents outstanding faculty and staff awards

Rosentrater: New, evolving coproducts require regulatory due diligence

Altered, novel products may require new AAFCO definitions, GRAS affirmations. This article by Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, ABE associate professor, appears in the May issue of EPM. The biofuels story is not yet completely written. Many exciting developments are on the horizon and some are within our grasp. Indeed, cellulosic ethanol is here and being commercialized. Gen … Continue reading Rosentrater: New, evolving coproducts require regulatory due diligence

Bernard Darfour: Increasing food security in Ghana through improving post-harvest storage

Before Bernard Darfour came to Iowa State University (ISU) for his PhD in Industrial and Agricultural Technology, he was working toward a Master’s degree in Radiation Processing at the University of Ghana and researching gamma rays. Gamma rays are produced by the most energy-intensive phenomena in our universe like supernova explosions and black holes. Gamma … Continue reading Bernard Darfour: Increasing food security in Ghana through improving post-harvest storage

Distillers Grains Symposium set for May 13 and 14

The Distillers Grains Technology Council, based at Iowa State University, will host its annual scientific meeting next month in Kansas City, Missouri. “The symposium will provide the latest information and issues on distillers grains marketing and merchandising, animal nutrition, processing technologies and governmental regulations,” said Kurt Rosentrater, executive director of the Distillers Grains Technology Council … Continue reading Distillers Grains Symposium set for May 13 and 14

Iowa State students part of global challenge to reduce food insecurity

Olivia Reicks and Trey Forsyth want to be part of the solution to end world hunger. It’s a daunting task considering that it will take a 70 percent increase in food production by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population, but that only serves as motivation for the two Iowa State University … Continue reading Iowa State students part of global challenge to reduce food insecurity

Iowa State University researchers make fish food from Iowa agricultural commodities

Researchers at Iowa State University are charting new waters by turning the state’s agricultural commodities into fish food, work that could help farmers find new revenue streams and provide a boost to U.S. fish production. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is studying how food derived from corn and soy can … Continue reading Iowa State University researchers make fish food from Iowa agricultural commodities

Iowa State faculty member to Head Distillers Grains Technology Council

The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and chief executive officer. Rosentrater joined Iowa State in 2011 after eight years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he led the agency’s only research program devoted to … Continue reading Iowa State faculty member to Head Distillers Grains Technology Council

Iowa State surveys livestock producers on distillers grains use

Iowa State University is about halfway through a three-month long online survey of livestock producers’ use of distillers grains. The nationwide survey is focused on the beef, dairy, swine and poultry sectors. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor in the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering Iowa State University, said the survey may have to be … Continue reading Iowa State surveys livestock producers on distillers grains use