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New leadership at CALS


Daniel Robison is excited about leading the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, calling it an extraordinary opportunity.

New Dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture shares his vision: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 13


In this episode, the new Dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) shares his vision for the future of the college, and Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill talks about Farm Bureau's achievements during the 2019 legislative session.

Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit features national trade, market and risk management experts to help farmers manage challenging times


Flooding, volatile market swings, prevented planting, trade stalled—it seems this year more than ever before—the future is uncertain for many Iowa farmers.

Rule would allow school districts to add time to bus routes


Local school boards could add 15 minutes to the maximum route time for students under a rule change given initial approval by the State Board of Education.

State Education Board takes first step to require seat belts on all new school buses


The State Board of Education gave preliminary approval today to a change in state rules that would require seat belts to be installed in all new school buses.

Sparking the next generation of agricultural leaders


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation awards $1,000 scholarships to180 students from across the state.

Summer workshops help teachers connect food production and agriculture


Teachers are encouraged to register for one of several professional development workshops about agriculture.

Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship winners represent next generation of agricultural leaders


Agriculture drives Iowa’s economy and employment, with more than one in five jobs in the state tied to agriculture, and students from around the state see a bright future with countless agricultural-based career opportunities. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) this year is awarding $1,000 scholarships for tuition to 180 students who plan to study agriculture at their chosen colleges and universities.

Learning on the air


FFA members provide listeners the latest agricultural news every Friday morning on radio station KCLN in Clinton.

How FFA is training youth to understand “sustainability” in agriculture and rural Iowa


I guarantee if you sat in on one of their conversations about agriculture sustainability, you too would be impressed.