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Investing in sustainability pays off in many ways

AMES, Iowa – A farmer using big data technology to manage pesticide application or a school cafeteria director conducting an audit to reduce food waste are both saving money by investing in sustainability.

ISU Ag Professor Honored for Seed Industry Dedication and Achievement

Dr. Goggi pictured on the leftAn Iowa State University professor is the recipient of the 2019 Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Honorary Membership Award.  Dr. Susana Goggi, Professor of Agronomy, has dedicated her life to addressing major seed quality issues confronting the seed industry in Iowa and globally. 

Ten CALS Students Recognized as Seed Leaders and Awarded Scholarships

AMES, IA - Eleven scholarships were given to ten Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students at the 2019 Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference on February 13, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Eight Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. One of ISA awarded students was selected as the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar and received an additional $500 scholarship.

Misra Receives Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award

By Megan Lutz, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service

"I like seeds... in each one of them is that urge of life waiting to express itself," said Manjit Misra, the director of the Seed Science Center. "They're so tiny but they are a powerhouse."

Misra is originally from India and in 1971 moved to Missouri where he "got two degrees and met his wife." He has been at Iowa State since 1979 and is receiving the Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award.

Misra Receives ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award

Misra ASABE Award 2018

Manjit Misra, director of the Seed Science Center and professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was presented the 2018 ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award during the 2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, on August 1.

Gates Says Mega Seed Park Will Drive Innovation

Bill Gates Speaks at AP AgTech 2017Keynote Speaker Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, praised the Government of Andhra Pradesh for its efforts to enhance agricultural technology for smallholders during the AP AgTech Summit 2017 held November 15 - 17 in Visakhapatnam, India.

Misra, Guntuku Represent ISU in Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony in Andhra Pradesh


Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra and Global Program Leader Dileepkumar Guntuku represented Iowa State University at a "Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony" held October 9, 2017, in Thangadancha Village, located in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Shyy Named Tenured Honorary Professor

In October 2017, Seed Science Center Scientist and Senior Engineer Yuh-Yuan Shyy was named a Tenured Honorary Professor by the Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) located in Jilin, China. 

Goggi Promoted to Professor

Susanna GoggiAgronomy Professor Susana Goggi was promoted to Professor in July 2017. Goggi has served the Agronomy Department and the Seed Science Center for 17 years. 

Iowa Seed & Biosafety News —10/01/17

NGRAC Committee Meets in Kansas City

NGRAC Meeting

The National Genetics Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC) met in Kansas City in July.

Seed Science Center Manjit Misra has served as chair of the council since being appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack in 2012. His second term ends in 2017.


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