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    In Memoriam: Lee Kolmer, Former Dean of Agriculture

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    Former Dean of Agriculture Lee Kolmer died Jan. 18 at Kavanaugh Hospice in Des Moines from congestive heart failure. He was 82. Kolmer (\u2752 MS ag economics, \u2754 PhD) began his tenure as dean in 1972 and led the college through the farm crisis of the 1980s. Kolmer served Iowa State for most of his career. First as an Extension economist, then as Extension\u27s state leader for agricultural and economic development, then as assistant dean of University Extension. His 14-year tenure as dean is especially remembered for his focus on increasing financial investment in agricultural research, expanding the college\u27s international efforts and securing funds for scholarships and several college facilities. Kolmer was features in the Spring 2008 issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences. To read the story visit www.ag.iastate.edu/stories

    Ensminger\u27s Legacy Bringing Animal Scientists Together

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    Iowa State University animal scientists provide the leadership for a series of international animal science conferences known as Ensminger Schools. The most recent conference in Spain in May 2010, organized by Iowa State University and the University of Lleida, brought together 150 people from 16 countries to discuss the future of animal production

    Automated Odor Mitigation Gets Cues From Climate

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    Steven Hoff, an Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has developed a system for operating odor mitigation systems only when the weather is most likely to cause the odors to become a nuisance to neighbors. Hoff\u27s odor mitigation prototype monitors several climate variables and operates only when neighbors may be affected. The system is a miniature weather station that includes locations of neighbors as part of its programming. If no one is going to be impacted by the odors emitting from a pig house, let\u27s say, or a poultry house, then save the farmer some money and don\u27t mitigate, he says. Learn more at www.ag.iastate.edu/stories

    Borlaug Legacy Lives On Through Internship

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    Mary Foell, senior in public service and administration in agriculture, spent her summer creating a curriculum that teaches Norman Borlaug\u27s legacy. Foell is the Borlaug Scholar Award and Internship recipient, made possible by the college and the ISU Agricultural Endowment

    STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 Full Program

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    Full Program of the 2016 LSSF STEM Undergraduate Research Conference
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