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The Agriculture Experiment Station supports faculty like Tom Isenhart who works on water quality research.
The Agriculture Experiment Station at Iowa State is Iowa's only public agricultural research program and has served Iowa for more than 125 years. It works to improve food, agriculture, and the environment in Iowa. Agricultural scientists at Iowa State generate innovations, technologies, and solutions to immediate needs in food security, human health, economic development, and environmental stewardship.
The state's investment in the Agriculture Experiment Station is leveraged considerably. Last year, research expenditures linked to Agriculture Experiment Station and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences research totaled nearly $128 million.
Recent examples of the Agriculture Experiment Station improving agriculture in the state of Iowa include:

Water quality. Meeting Iowa's water quality goals and protecting its world-class natural resources will rely on new approaches drawn from Agriculture Experiment Station research. Iowa State oversees one of the nation's premier water-quality research sites near Gilmore City, which in 2015 observed over 25 years of continuous results on soil conservation and nutrient management - a valuable extension resource for farmers.

Continual improvements. Iowa farmers and businesses depend on the Agriculture Experiment Station to provide new insights that continually improve operations and result in more sustainable practices.
  • Animal scientists are identifying genes that result in pigs being more resistant to infectious disease and boost the effectiveness of vaccinations against those diseases, including one that costs pork producers nearly $665 million annually.
  • Recent research has narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a step needed to develop more resilient crop varieties.
  • Researchers analyzed diverse factors influencing beef producers' decisions on timing of calving season, which will improve research and extension programming key to profitability and sustainability.
  • Last fall, high-tech harvesting innovations developed at Iowa State and licensed to John Deere were honored at one of the world's most prestigious agricultural technology events.
  • An Iowa State-led regional project produced 130 key findings to help corn growers adapt to the likelihood of greater weather variability.

Science mentors. Each year faculty supported by the Agriculture Experiment Station train thousands of students. 70% of Iowa State graduates in agriculture and life science begin their careers in Iowa and nearly 97% are employed shortly after graduation.
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The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State 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.

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