STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Hearty Hellos


Andrew Lenssen joined Iowa State Oct. 1 as a soybean systems agronomist with teaching, research and extension responsibilities. Lenssen comes to ISU from Sidney, Mont., where he was a research ecologist and lead scientist for USDA dry-land research.

Catherine Kling, economics, has been named interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. Kling has served as the division head of CARD's Resource and Environmental Policy Division. Kling took over for Bruce Babcocl who is now the Cargill Endowed Chair in Energy Economics and director of the Biobased Industry Center.

Angela Laury ('03 animal science, MS '06 meat science), began work in August as an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and extension food safety specialist. She works with Iowa producers and manufacturers to promote food safety. Laury completed a doctorate at Texas Tech University in animal science, with an emphasis in food safety and microbiology.

David Krog ('80 agronomy, MS '82 economics, PhD '88), former CEO of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp., has been named the inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. Krog will support instruction in an undergraduate economics course, provide mentorship to the initiative's Student Incubator Program and assist with the Affiliates Program.