Iowa State ranked high for agriculture and forestry

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization's annual university rankings.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings measures academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per scientific journal papers to determine the rankings. Its survey of teaching and research activities is provided for educational and career information: http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings. Last year, Iowa State ranked 10th among universities in agriculture and forestry.

"From basic to applied science, our researchers are changing the world," said Joe Colletti, Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences senior associate dean. "They discover, share and engage the right people at the right time with the right knowledge to solve local to global agricultural and food issues."

The college has broken undergraduate enrollment records the past two years and has the third-largest undergraduate program in the nation. Students choose from 25 majors traditional majors like agronomy, agricultural business, animal science, animal ecology, horticulture and forestry, or from broader areas in agriculture, food, natural resources and science with majors like biology, culinary science, genetics, global resource systems, microbiology, dietetics and environmental science.

The college's placement rate has been 97 percent or higher for 16 straight years, with more than 70 percent starting their careers in Iowa.

The Agriculture Experiment Station, the research program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is Iowa's only public agricultural research program and last year celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Nearly 750 active research projects are tied to scientists supported by the Agriculture Experiment Station - research in plants, animals, natural resources, food and nutrition, energy, economics and more. Science-based information from the Experiment Station reaches every county in Iowa through ISU Extension and Outreach and research and demonstration farms guided by local stakeholders.

Recent Iowa State agricultural research highlights include:

• Animal scientists discovered the first naturally occurring pigs born without immune systems, offering the potential of introducing human immune systems for medical research.

• A landmark study showed significant progress by the nation's egg industry in decreasing its environmental footprint over the past 50 years.

• Researchers have generated a draft genome sequence of the pathogen that causes sudden death syndrome in soybeans, an essential step toward incorporating resistance to the disease that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses.

• Researchers are mapping the potentially far-reaching health benefits of starches that take extra time to digest. The work has significant implications for combating obesity, preventing disease and coping with diabetes.

This year's top 10 of Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings in agricultural and forestry were:

1) University of California, Davis
2) Waginengen University, Netherlands
3) Cornell University
4) University of Wisconsin, Madison
5) Iowa State University
6) University of California, Berkeley
7) Oregon State University
8) Purdue University
9) Texas A&M University
10) Ohio State University


Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


Grain Storage Systems

Behlen Grain Storage Systems offers large capacity bins with diameters from 16’ to 157’ and capacities exceeding 1,500,000 bushels. All ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form