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Submissions from 2009

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Functional quality management systems for livestock producers, John Lawrence, John W. Mabry, and Mary Holz-Clause

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Establishment of a field school for weed ecology and management, Matthew Z. Liebman and Robert G. Hartzler

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A study of the factors that influence consumer attitudes towards beef products using the conjoint market analysis tool, Brian E. Mennecke, Anthony M. Townsend, Dermot J. Hayes, and Steven M. Lonergan

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Expanding grass-based organic dairy enterprises among southeastern Iowa farmers, Alexander S. Moffett

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Strengthening the local and regional food system in the Iowa Valley: Iowa Valley Regional Food Initiative, Alexander S. Moffett

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Leveraging student expertise to solve food production marketing problems, Kay M. Palan

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Effects of biomass harvest on soil erosion, Tom Richard, Amber D. Hasche Widman, and John M. Laflen

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Researching and evaluating an effective web-based local food sales template, Marilyn Rubner and Lora L. Friest

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Quantifying the role of riparian management to control non-point source pollution of pasture and cropland streams, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, John Kovar, Daryl R. Strohbehn, John D. Lawrence, Mathew M. Haan, Shelly Lee Nellesen, Thomas M. Isenhart, and Richard Schultz

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Assessing soil quality impacts after conversion of marginal cropland to productive conservation, Thomas J. Sauer, David E. James, and Cynthia A. Cambardella

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Safe food handling practices on the farm: Meeting the needs of foodservice operations, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Sam Beattie, and Neric Smith

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The role of herbaceous woodland perennial diversity for improving nutrient uptake of riparian areas, Jan R. Thompson and Catherine Mabry McMullen

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Native cover crops and timing of planting: Effects on 15N uptake, weed invasion and prairie establishment, Brian J. Wilsey

Submissions from 2008

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Cash flow and product profitability analysis and improvement for small meat processors, Veryl Anders, Brenda Martin, and Matthew K. Wenger

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Developing potatoes with horizontal resistance to the Colorado potato beetle, David G. Fisher

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Assessing needs and fostering agricultural entrepreneurship among immigrants in several Iowa communities, Lyle Fleshner, Rick Tafoya, and Hannah Lewis

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Taking the next step, Cornelia Flora and George Boody

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Cooperation: A survival strategy for small and medium-sized farms, Roger Ginder and Georgeanne Michael Artz

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Integration of natural seed treatments in organic and open-pollinated corn systems, A. Susana Goggi, Kathleen Delate, Linda M. Pollak, and Kendall R. Lamkey

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New food entrepreneurs: Value added enterprises for farm profitability, facilitating understanding between producers, processors and policymakers, Richard Graves and Christine Pardee

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Potential to operate greenhouses and aquaculture in conjunction with Iowa's ethanol plants, Raymond S. Hansen and Connie L. Hardy

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Bridging the gap: What does it take to bring small- and medium-sized producers and retail and foodservice distributors together?, Connie Hardy and Mary Holz-Clause

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Whiterock Conservancy baseline data project, Elizabeth Hill, Tom Rosburg, Kay Neumann, and Bill Clark

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Business organization and coordination in niche hog marketing, James Kliebenstein, Brent Hueth, and Maro A. Ibarburu

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Reduced stormwater runoff via increased use of rain gardens, Inger Lamb and Anita Maher-Lewis

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Growing Farm to ISU: The first five months, Nancy Levandowski and Jamie R. Lenz

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Developing ecologically sound and profitable alternative fertilizer and manure phosphorus management strategies, Antonio P. Mallarino

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Strengthening the local and regional food system in the Iowa Valley, Alexander Moffett

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Investigation of the economic feasibility of pasture-based dairy operations in northwest Iowa, Christine Mondak and Tom Olsen

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Pawpaw trial maintenance, Patrick J. O'Malley

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Fostering an effective green payment program, Teresa Opheim

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Integrating hunting and grazing: Loess Hills and south central Iowa on-farm management experiences, James L. Pease and Annabel Lee Major

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Bird nesting on rotationally grazed warm- and cool-season grass paddocks in southern Iowa, James L. Pease and Ryan David Marquardt

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Pilot project to identify and measure the relevant costs of production for sustainable agriculture products, Sue Ravenscroft and B. Michael Doran

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Growing Your Small Market Farm Business Planning Program, Sharon Shafer and Penny Brown Huber

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Organic, natural and grass-fed beef: Profitability and constraints to production in the Midwestern United States, Margaret Smith and John Lawrence

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Determining the methods for measuring the economic and fiscal impacts associated with organic crop conversion in Iowa, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington, and Craig Chase

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Development of a niche agriculture small business money map and process to disseminate information, Howard Van Auken

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Local food, local policy: A case study on engaging policy makers in the development of their foodshed, Leah Wilson

Submissions from 2007

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Farm Bill listening sessions, Leigh Adcock

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Development of a rural wine culture in Iowa, Jonathan E. Bell and Warren Johnson

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Life in Iowa Homecoming Institute, Nancy Bevin and Shellie Orngard

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Using contracts to expand produce market opportunities, Jason D. Ellis

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The role of collaborative community supported agriculture: Lessons from Iowa, Cornelia Flora and Corene M. Bregendahl

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Assessment of triticale varieties for swine feeding performance, late planting, Lance Gibson, Jean-Luc Jannink, and Mark S. Honeyman

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Women, land and legacy: Agricultural policy for changing landownership, Cassi Johnson and Denise O'Brien

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Economically sustainable riparian buffer to promote bank stability and reduce gully erosion and phosphorus runoff in the Loess Hills, J. M. Kelly, Sally D. Logsdon, and Michael Burkhart

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Devising a framework for implementing cattle-grazing, fire on grassland in southern Iowa, James R. Miller and David M. Engle

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Small/midsize Iowa farmer marketing, entrepreneurship, business planning training, Ronald A. Padavich

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Taste of Place: Place-based foods in Iowa, Rahcelle H. Saltzman

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Taste of Place Project, Phase II: Outreach, Rahcelle H. Saltzman

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Retrospective assessment of landscape, land use change in the Clear Creek Watershed, Lisa A. Schulte, Lawrence Rayburn, and Laura C. Merrick

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A survey of broilers from organic, free-range and conventional systems for cooked meat yields, composition, relative value, Joseph G. Sebranek and Ryan Husak

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Economic viability of local food marketing for Iowa restaurants, growers/producers, Amrit Sharma

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Naming and graphing entrepreneurial and community based agriculture linkages, Carol Richardson Smith, Penny Brown Huber, and Matthew Russell

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Market Maker for Iowa, Craig Tordsen and Raymond S. Hansen

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Case studies and benchmark transaction costs for select food products, Clyde K. Walter, Randy Boeckenstedt, and Craig A. Chase

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Assessing the market potential for goat meat among recent immigrants to Siouxland, Betty L. Wells and Hanna Lewis

Submissions from 2006

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Grinnell Area Local Food System Initiative, Jonathan G. Andelson

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Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program at Marshalltown Community College, Linda Barnes and Tom Deimerly

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Sustaining agricultural producers through direct marketing of processed foods, Craig A. Chase, Jill Weber, and Kamyar Enshayan

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Economic analysis of current and potential Muscatine melon market, Craig Chase and Susan Futrell

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Company environmental and societal positions as sources of competitive advantage: Consumer- and retailer-level effects, Thomas E. DeCarlo and Michael J. Barone

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Consumer perceptions of place-based foods, food chain profit distribution, and family farms, Thomas DeCarlo, Veronica Franck, and Richard S. Pirog

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Survey of Iowa organic farmers on the impact of the National Organic Program, Kathleen Delate

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Economically optimal enterprise mix for Iowa farms, Shane Ellis

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Forming agricultural bargaining units for a sustainable and equitable agriculture, Roger Ginder, Amy Guptil, Richard A. Levins, Laurance R. Waldoch, and Richard Welsh

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Web-based interactive decision model for determining economic feasibility of growing grapes and establishing a small winery for wine and grape juice, Mary Holz-Clause and Craig Tordsen

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Beef cattle feeding in deep-bedded hoop barns, Mark S. Honeyman

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Alternative farrowing systems during cold weather, Mark S. Honeyman, Jay D. Harmon, and James B. Kliebenstein

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Developing an integrated research and outreach program for niche pork, Gary Huber

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Supporting direct meat marketing in Iowa, Gary Huber, Rick Hartmann, and Todd Kimm

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Southwest Iowa Entrepreneurial Center: An achievable product-to-market business model for niche ag producers, Alan Ladd and Lynn Adams

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A study of place-based food tourism in northeast Iowa communities, Sam Lankford, Jill Lankford, and Ariana Cela

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The role of herbaceous woodland perennial diversity for improving nutrient uptake capacity of riparian areas, Cathy Mabry McMullen and Jan Thompson

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Impacts of managed grazing on stream ecology and water quality, James R. Russell

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Winter grazing of stockpiled grass-legume forages to reduce costs of developing beef heifers, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, and John Lawrence

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Leveraging linkages to the Conservation Security Program, Duane Sand and Tim Gieseke

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Biological control of the soybean aphid in organic and sustainable soybean production systems, Junwei Zhu and Rick Exner

Submissions from 2005

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Market analysis of alternative crop production in Iowa, Steve Andrie and Randy Boeckenstedt

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Company environmental and societal positions as sources of competitive advantage: Implications for sustainable agriculture producers, Thomas DeCarlo and Michael J. Barone

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An internship program to help institutional food buyers develop links to local farms in northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan

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Documenting the costs and benefits of whole animal local meat purchases by three northeast Iowa institutions, Kamyar Enshayan

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Improving farm nutrient management by optimizing organic matter inputs and root health, Walter Goldstein and Cynthia A. Cambardella

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Evaluating the adaptability of forage species and varieties, David A. Haden, Stephen K. Barnhart, and Joel L. DeJong

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Planning grant for expansion of Food Alliance ecolabel program in Iowa, Dave Holm and Jim Ennis

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Developing a local food system in association with business and industry, Warren Johnson and Larry Myers

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Identification of plant residue with commercial potential as natural dyestuffs, Sara J. Kadolph

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Local food capacity in north central Iowa: Nutritional need, economic strategy, Jan Libbey

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Supply chain options for biobased businesses, Rhonda Lummus

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Incorporating grassland agriculture into row crop production systems, Marvin Mensching and Dale Miller

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Sustainable grape production for the reestablishment of Iowa's grape industry, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, Mark Gleason, Michael D. Duffy, Rich S. Pirog, Mark S. Honeyman, Bernard J. Havlovic, Eldon R. Everhart, and John J. Obrycki

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Biotic interference of biological control of purple loosestrife, John J. Obrycki

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Investigation of the influence of tillage for management of woolly cupgrass, Micheal D. K. Owen, James F. Lux, and Damian D. Franzenburg

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Integrating hunting and grazing—a southern Iowa investigation into management issues, James L. Pease, Dan Otto, and John D. Lawrence

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Growing your small market farm business planning program, Sherry Shafer and Penny Brown Huber

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Evaluating on-farm food handling practices and microbiological quality of locally grown produce and eggs, Catherine H. Strohbehn and Daniel Henroid Jr.

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Assessing the market potential of specialty forest products in local food systems, Carol A. Teator

Submissions from 2004

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Some alternatives for multiple use land management in southern Iowa, Mark Ackelson

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Understanding the potential of phosphorus transport to water resources via leaching, James L. Baker, Antonio P. Mallarino, and Stewart W. Melvin