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  1. Agronomy 2007State of the Department

  2. Outline • Administrative Philosophy • What is Agronomy? • ISU Statistics • Departmental Statistics • Departmental Organization • Departmental Priorities

  3. Administrative philosophy

  4. What is agronomy?

  5. What is Agronomy? Sustainable Production of Food, Feed, Fiber, and Fuel

  6. C=C

  7. Agronomy is the funnel that all science must go through to impact producer profitability

  8. Agronomy is the synthesis of available scientific knowledge

  9. What is Agronomy Click to view Agronomy graphic

  10. Isu statistics

  11. AES Expenditures from State Appropriations

  12. Undergraduate Enrollment By DepartmentFall 2006

  13. Departmental statistics

  14. Student Enrollment Trends

  15. Trends in Graduating Students

  16. Undergraduate Students

  17. Graduate Students

  18. Departmental organization

  19. The Land Grant Mission

  20. Current Departmental Organization

  21. Departmental Structure

  22. Departmental Strucuture

  23. Departmental Structure

  24. Management Structure

  25. There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it. Louis Pasteur

  26. Science

  27. Context

  28. Feedstock Production Translational Genomics Environmental Science Soils Institute Curriculum Faculty Excellence Recruitment/Marketing Departmentalpriorities

  29. Feedstock Production

  30. Translational Genomics

  31. Environmental Science

  32. Curriculum

  33. Soils Institute

  34. Faculty Excellence

  35. Recruitment/Marketing

  36. Agronomy is applying science to fuel and feed our global society Choose your adventure in Agronomy at Iowa State University

  37. Choose your adventure in Agronomy at Iowa State University • Agronomists are innovative, problem solvers who work to improve the sources of many products we need. • As agricultural systems become more advanced, scientific understanding becomes more important to manage our food, fiber, fuel, and environment. • Agronomy is an expanding field as more uses of crops are developed; • i.e. bio-fuels, healthier foods, pharmaceuticals • the possibilities are endless Applying science to fuel and feed our global society

  38. Agronomy at Iowa State University: The Benefits • > $110,000 of scholarships just for Agronomy majors • Support for both tuition and international travel courses • More available from the College of Agriculture and ISU • Student-Faculty mentoring approach • Faculty advisers work one-on-one with students • Connections with cutting-edge research • Student jobs for pay and experience • Active Agronomy student club and learning communities Applying science to fuel and feed our global society

  39. Agronomy at Iowa State University: The Potential • ISU Agronomy graduates have a 100% placement rate • Iowa State Agronomy Alumni go on to: • Coordinate plant breeding programs • Assist in biotechnology labs • Educate about soil and water conservation practices • Manage farms • Develop renewable sources of energy • Sell farm inputs • Make policy about global food systems Applying science to fuel and feed our global society

  40. www.agron.iastate.edu Choose your adventure in Agronomy at Iowa State University Applying science to fuel and feed our global society

  41. News

  42. "In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists" Eric Hoffer questions