Keeney: Happy Earth Day!

This op-ed from former Leopold Center director, Dennis Keeney, appeared in the Ames Tribune on Friday, April 21. Happy Earth Day! by Dennis Keeney Iowa Republican legislators know how to honor Earth Day (Officially April 22 but for me, everyday is Earth Day.) They just wipe out environmental programs. It has been a tough week… Read More

Urgent: Call Governor’s Office!

Sad news this morning. Despite much work on behalf of Leopold Center supporters at the capitol and in the media, the bill zeroing out money to the Leopold Center is now on the Governor’s desk. We need another flood of calls this morning demanding he protect the Center’s work and legacy and veto this dangerous… Read More

Obradovich: GOP wants businesses to control environmental research

The following op-ed originally appeared in the Des Moines Register. GOP wants businesses to control environmental research It’s all about priorities. That’s what Rep. Pat Grassley, Republican from New Hartford, said Monday about his party’s plan to root out centers for environmental research at two state universities. “We have to make these tough decisions, and… Read More

Basche: Sustainable Agriculture on the Chopping Block in Iowa

This blog originally appeared on the website of Union for Concerned Scientists.   Photo: Iowa State University/Lisa Schulte Moore Sustainable Agriculture on the Chopping Block in Iowa Andrea Basche, Kendall Science Fellow | April 17, 2017, 1:08 pm EDT There has been unsettling news out of my former home over the last week, as the… Read More

Public Science Under Attack: Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

This blog written by four Iowa State University graduates originally appeared on Food First’s website. Public Science Under Attack: Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Ahna Kruzic, Andrea Basche, Angie Carter and Gabrielle Roesch-McNally 04.17.2017 Photo by David Cornwell, CC / BY All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the… Read More

Celebrate and support Leopold Center

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Des Moines Register on Sunday, April 16th.   (Photo: Contributed/Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture/STRIPS Research Team) The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a sound investment for all Iowans, which has so many questioning why it is on the chopping block. Over the last 30 years,… Read More

Leopold Center has history of promoting positive change

This post originally appeared as a letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register on April 16th, 2017. I read with dismay about the state Legislature’s proposed budget that would eliminate funding for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Ames  [More cuts weighed to education spending, April 12]. As a Ph.D. student in agronomy at… Read More

613 Sign On to Support the Leopold Center

Since Tuesday evening, April 11th to Sunday afternoon, April 16th, over 613 supporters of the Leopold Center have signed a petition created by former graduate students urging legislators fund the center. They represent the many who benefit from the ecological, social, and economic benefit of the Center’s continued research and partnership with new and beginning… Read More

ISU Alumni Share Their Stories

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is an important hub of interdisciplinary, hands-on, community-based research training the next generation of farmers, teachers, scientists, and community leaders. We collected some stories from current and former ISU College of Ag and Life Sciences students that make clear the importance of the Center’s continued work We were not… Read More