Blogs

Importance of Genetic Diversity
Blog/News
October 4, 2019

While genetic selection strategies around the world have improved livestock productivity and consistency, a lack […]

Student Member Spotlight Q&A: Sarah
Blog/News
October 2, 2019

Our members are the lifeblood of our organization. They are students, farmers, researchers, department heads, […]

Scientists Address Need for Protecting Genetic Diversity of Food Animal Livestock in New Paper
Press Release
September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019 | Ames, Iowa The genetic diversity of livestock and poultry is dwindling, […]

The Future of Food: Takeaways from What We Can’t Know for Certain
Blog/News
September 26, 2019

Innovation, plant-based, sustainability, protein, CRISPR, consumers, millennials, gen-z, technology, vertical farming… I can easily list […]

Farm Safety–Precautions, Danger, and Healing
Blog/News
September 17, 2019

A Quicksand of Grain Farm Safety Week is a good time to reiterate how dangerous […]

Can Video Games Help Mitigate Agricultural Risks?
Blog/News
September 12, 2019

Recently, my boyfriend dusted off his Playstation 1 and popped in the oldie-but-goodie farm simulation […]

Member Spotlight Q&A: Dr. Sally Flis
Blog/News
September 10, 2019

Meet Dr. Sally Flis | Director of Agronomy Who do you represent and what is […]

Building Relationships and Memories in Rome
Blog/News
August 29, 2019

The question I am always asking myself is, “Where to next?” During the fall semester […]

Cuddling Cows and Caring for Pet Pigs
Blog/News
August 26, 2019

  When it comes to cuddling cows and owning pet pigs, we were way ahead […]

7 Radio Clips, Episodes, and Shows About Current Ag Issues
Blog/News
August 20, 2019

Here is a little tidbit about the CAST staff: A couple of us are former […]