Alliance for Iowa State
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The Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented basic and applied research, and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world.

  • The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has record undergraduate enrollment of 3,900 students, an increase of nearly 60% since 2005. More than $2 million in college and departmental scholarships are awarded each year, thanks to donors' generosity.    
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  • The job placement rate after graduating from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been 97% or higher for 14 consecutive years, and 73% of graduates begin their careers in Iowa.
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  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension advised more than 6,000 Iowans on managing risk related to drought in crops, livestock and horticulture. In 2013, new weather stations at Iowa State research farms will serve as a drought decision-making tool for farmers.
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  • Iowa State's BioCentury Research Farm is the nation's first integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. Advanced biofuels and biobased products have a potential multibillion-dollar impact to Iowa. Iowa State research is helping companies like DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol accelerate innovation and build capacity.
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  • Researchers in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and the Department of Economics highlighted the importance of river recreation to Iowa, finding a statewide economic impact of $824 million in sales, $130 million in personal income and 6,350 jobs.
Did you know? This week marks the 125th anniversary of the Iowa General Assembly's establishment of the agricultural experiment station at Iowa State. Since 1888, Iowa State's Experiment Station is defined by mission-oriented research, both basic and applied, that serves Iowans and keeps Iowa on the forefront of agriculture.

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The Alliance for Iowa State is maintained by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. 


The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.