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Iowa State University and ISU Foundation Office of Sponsored Programs Administration and Corporate and Foundation Relations 

(Formerly:  Processing Gifts and Contractual Agreements Iowa State University & the Iowa State University Foundation) 

(Revised Sept. 2007)

 

Gift or Sponsored Project? 

ISU receives monetary support for many different initiatives from many donors and sponsors.  Sometimes the question is asked, “is this a sponsored project or a gift?”  Below are some general guidelines that should help you decide the appropriate venue for depositing funds, especially from corporations and foundations.  Proposals and awards that are considered to be gifts are processed through the ISU Foundation (see guidelines which follow).  Proposals and awards that are considered to be sponsored projects are processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA).

The ISU Foundation accepts funds that meet the following gift criteria:

 

Gift Criteria 

1. The funding provides support for activities, such as professorships, endowed chairs, scholarships, non-federal building projects, fellowships, research and instructional programs that meet the criteria of items 2-5 below.  The donor may direct the use of funds to a specific program area or purpose.

2. No scientific or technical data are required to be given to the funder as a condition of the gift.  The donor may require or request a brief summary of the results from the recipient.

3. The donor makes no claim on the patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights that may result from activities supported by the gift.

4. The gift does not include restrictive provisions, such as delays or reviews prior to publication of results, or disposition of tangible property.

5. There is no expectation at the time the gift is given that funds remaining at the termination of the project will be required to be returned to the donor or that formal permission would need to be granted to spend outside of the defined budget period. Funding from private foundations is exempt from this criterion.

Private foundations may request the return of unused funds associated with a project, and it can still be considered a gift.

If funding is provided as a gift for the general purpose of supporting research, then the foundation will provide a copy of the proposal and award document to OSPA.  All research projects will be reviewed for conformance with university policies for conducting research, including research compliance and conformance with the university’s mission.

In the event an award is received in ISUF that fits the criteria of a sponsored project, ISUF will notify OSPA and assist with the transfer of the project the university.

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) administers sponsored projects defined according to the following sponsored project criteria:

 

Sponsored Project Criteria 

1. If the funding is from a federal, state or local government agency, or flow-through from one of these agencies it is always treated as a sponsored project.

2. If the funding is from a commodity group and the purpose of the project is to perform basic or applied research, then it is handled as a sponsored project.

3. If the funding is from a non-government sponsor and includes one or more of the following provisions it will be treated as a sponsored project:

o The sponsor requires return of unexpended funds or written approval to spend beyond the designated project period. (Note:  private foundations are not included in this provision)

o The award contains restrictive provisions for intellectual property rights

o The award restricts or monitors publications or use of results

o The award requires indemnification of the sponsor

o The award includes reference to confidential information

o The award comes in the form of a contract or cooperative agreement

o The award is cost-reimbursable

In the event an award is received in OSPA that otherwise fits the criteria of a gift, OSPA will notify ISUF and assist with the transfer of the project to the Foundation.

 

Irrelevant Factors in Determining a Gift or Sponsored Project: 

1. The payment or nonpayment of indirect costs (facilities and administrative costs) is not a factor in defining whether the funding is a gift or a sponsored project.

2. Designation as a “gift” will not preclude the recovery of indirect (F&A) costs if allowed by the donor.

3. A proposal may be solicited or unsolicited and be awarded as a gift or sponsored project.

4. Both competitive and non-competitive proposals could be considered gifts.  An RFP does not necessarily require that an award be handled as a sponsored project.

5. The presence or absence of subrecipient agreements with an outside entity is not a factor in defining whether the funding is a gift or a sponsored project.

6. A funder’s requirement to provide an auditable fiscal report is not a factor in defining whether the funding is a gift or a sponsored project.

7. The funders description of the funds as a gift, sponsored project or other terminology has no bearing on ISU’s determination of it as a gift or sponsored project.

Therefore, when the situation is not clear, the documentation provided with the funds must be carefully reviewed by the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) and the Iowa State University Foundation for the substance of the transaction, and internally treated as a sponsored project or as a gift, based on the nature of the individual transaction.

Corporate and foundation funds may come to the university in a variety of ways and can be referred to as gifts, grants, purchase orders, cooperative agreements, subcontracts, contractual agreements, memorandums of agreement, and memorandums of understanding.  The Iowa State University Foundation (ISUF)

(http://www.foundation.iastate.edu) and the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) (http:www.ospa.iastate.edu) work closely together to determine whether the corporate or foundation award should be managed as a sponsored agreement or a gift, based on the funder’s intent and any restrictions that the funder may place on the funds.  In addition, OSPA and ISUF share information regarding pending proposals for foundations and corporations to prevent conflicts through communication.

 

Press Releases

Read the latest news from the ISU Research Park and its tenants, from groundbreaking discoveries to business announcements.

January 9, 2012

Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshops Offered by Extension

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

January 9, 2012

Making Life Better in Iowa

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

January 9, 2012

Intel Innovators Competition

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

December 19, 2011

Healthy Choices Don’t Have to be on Hold during Holidays

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

December 16, 2011

MONEY FOR YOUR IDEAS, Scholarship Opportunity & More

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

December 14, 2011

Dr. Travis Stork: BodyViz Shows Visceral Fat, a Silent Killer

Bodyviz

December 14, 2011

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK TENANT HOME TO STATE’S FIRST INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING SINCE 2004

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

December 12, 2011

BodyViz Available to 48 School Districts Through Green Hills AEA

Bodyviz

December 8, 2011

Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

November 29, 2011

Online Store Now Offers E-Books and Digital Downloads

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

November 21, 2011

BodyViz Webinar Recordings Released

Bodyviz

November 21, 2011

FC Among North America’s “Grain Majors”

Farmers Cooperative Company (FC)

November 21, 2011

Get Answers to Holiday Food, Stain Removal Questions from ISU Extension’s Answer Line

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

November 11, 2011

Ames’ NewLink sells shares for $7, raises $43 million

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

November 11, 2011

Start Up Job Crawl

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

November 11, 2011

Groundbreaking near for new WebFilings building

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

November 10, 2011

NewLink Genetics IPO delayed by Wednesday’s market selloff

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

November 8, 2011

NewLink Genetics looks to raise cash with IPO

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

November 7, 2011

With Iowa Startup Alliance, spaces to open doors to visiting entrepreneurs

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

November 7, 2011

FC Actively Recruits Students for Careers in Agriculture

Farmers Cooperative Company (FC)

November 7, 2011

GlobalVetLINK and Global Animal Management Announce Integration Partnership

GlobalVetLink

November 3, 2011

Novozymes: Four for four!

Novozymes

November 3, 2011

Vermeer’s arrival deepens Research Park’s private sector contacts

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 31, 2011

KU Medical Center Buys Multiple BodyViz Licenses

Bodyviz

October 31, 2011

Leading Medical University in Poland Buys BodyViz

Bodyviz

October 31, 2011

Iowa Websites Win 2011 Web Design Awards

Global Reach Internet Productions

October 31, 2011

Blue Zones Project

Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC)

October 29, 2011

VRAC Haunted House

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 27, 2011

Iowa Honored for Efforts to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 25, 2011

Novozymes joins the elite in Carbon Disclosure Project

Novozymes

October 25, 2011

Healthiest State Initiative

Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC)

October 20, 2011

Producers Invited to ISU Beef Nutrition Research Showcase

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

October 13, 2011

Vermeer opens office in ISU Research Park

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 11, 2011

World Food Prize Week – Agronomy Seminars

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 11, 2011

Mike Colwell Introduces StartUpModels.com

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 11, 2011

2011 Women of Innovation Conference

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

October 11, 2011

Summit at Iowa State Says “YES” to Rural Entrepreneurs

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

October 7, 2011

ISU Extension and Outreach Launches New Eco-Family Blog

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

October 4, 2011

Upcoming Seminars in Plant Sciences

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 23, 2011

LEADING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER VERMEER ENTERS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 18, 2011

Upcoming Seminars in Plant Sciences

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 18, 2011

Hawkeye Community College Installs BodyViz

Bodyviz

September 18, 2011

Open House at the BioCentury Research Farm

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 18, 2011

Unprecedented 35 Departments at Black Hills Collaborate Utilizing WebFilings

WebFilings LLC

September 18, 2011

Pitch & Grow Event!

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 18, 2011

BASF launches smart forvision microsite

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

September 18, 2011

Students see benefits to entrepreneurial studies

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

September 18, 2011

Start somewhere walk

Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC)

September 12, 2011

One Week Left to Register for Startup Open

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

September 2, 2011

Ames I.T. Collaborative Announces September Speakers

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

August 10, 2011

Stine Seed Company Sponsors Generating Success Conference

Stine Biotechnology

August 9, 2011

Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension to Host Field Day Aug. 25

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

August 5, 2011

BASF exhibits at 26th EU PVSEC

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

August 5, 2011

Wanted: Your Photos in the ISU State Fair Exhibit

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

August 3, 2011

Siemens PLM Software Recognized by the Readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology Magazine as a 2011 Best Diversity Company

Siemens PLM Software

August 3, 2011

Stine Seed Company Announces 2012 Corn and Soybean Line-up

Stine Biotechnology

July 20, 2011

High-tech in the heartland’s leading edge city, Ames

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

July 20, 2011

Midwest tech: How one Ames company led to many more

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

July 20, 2011

After EAI: Siemens-Ames carries on work of Engineering Animation Inc.

Siemens PLM Software

July 20, 2011

After EAI: Proplanner enables manufacturing processes around the world

Proplanner

July 20, 2011

After EAI: Demonstratives does courtroom animation

Demonstratives, Inc.

July 20, 2011

BodyViz makes medical scans 3-D

Bodyviz

July 20, 2011

EnSoft software tools used by 80-plus companies worldwide

EnSoft Corp.

July 20, 2011

Global Reach among Iowa’s oldest web support companies

Global Reach Internet Productions

July 20, 2011

GlobalVetLink digitizes animal health, transfer documents

GlobalVetLink

July 20, 2011

Tech workers network at Research Park lunch sessions

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

July 20, 2011

FC Assists the USDA with Recent Project

Farmers Cooperative Company (FC)

July 19, 2011

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Licenses BodyViz for SCALE-UP Room

Bodyviz

July 19, 2011

Flint Hills Resources Recognized With 78 EH&S Award

Flint Hills Resources

July 18, 2011

BASF launches new specialty monomer HPCA

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

July 18, 2011

Luvitec® product line grows

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

July 18, 2011

Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Division Donates Product to World Vets Organization

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

July 18, 2011

Steinhart Teaches at Conference for Pakistan and Afghanistan Extension Workers

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

July 18, 2011

Updated Soybean Aphid Field Guide Available

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

July 8, 2011

BASF at Agrifood Conference 2011 in Singapore

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

Everything is global in its focus and impact whether we are consciously aware of it or not.

July 8, 2011

BodyViz Adds PayPal Electronic Payment Options

Bodyviz

July 8, 2011

Novozymes is gearing up to meet increased demand from emerging markets

Novozymes

July 8, 2011

Novozymes informs President Clinton about rural jobs potential from biorefineries at Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago

Novozymes

July 1, 2011

SPANISH ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANY HIPRA SELECTS IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK AS LOCATION FOR ITS U.S. OPERATIONS

For students of Spanish this may then become a source for work and employment

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

June 29, 2011

BASF and Embrapa announce a cooperation agreement

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

June 29, 2011

Portable simulator helps to create safer driving experience

Institute for Transportation (InTrans)

June 29, 2011

Intelligent construction practices developed for roads also apply to levee construction

Institute for Transportation (InTrans)

June 28, 2011

Steve Carter China Trip

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

June 27, 2011

Novozymes wins Abengoa’s sustainability award

Novozymes

June 23, 2011

BASF offers a new solution for phenol-free thermal receipt paper

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

June 17, 2011

State Approves Financial Aid for HIPRA

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

June 15, 2011

Farmer-to-Farmer Program Is Bridging the Gap for Ugandan Women

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

June 14, 2011

BASF to expand its compounding capacity for the engineering plastics Ultramid and Ultradur in Europe

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

June 14, 2011

High Tunnel Field Day in Boone on July 16th

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

June 10, 2011

Spanish company proposes $90 million headquarters, plant in Ames

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

June 9, 2011

New Enzyme Combination for Animal Feed

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

June 9, 2011

ISU Landscape Architecture program partners with Des Moines Water Works on park design competition

Institute for Design Research and Outreach (IDRO) Lab

June 9, 2011

Iowa Learning Farms’ June Webinar Focuses on Contaminants in Surface, Groundwater Systems

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

June 9, 2011

Iowa Learning Farms and Key Cooperative Co-host June 21 Strip-till Field Day

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

June 7, 2011

Winnebago Industries, Inc. Uses WebFilings to Streamline SEC Reporting

WebFilings LLC

June 7, 2011

FC Board Vice President John Scott and CEO Roger Koppen to attend Ag Policy Forum in Washington, DC

Farmers Cooperative Company (FC)

June 7, 2011

Crop Management Clinic Features More Than 20 Management Topics

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

June 6, 2011

BASF Partners with Leading Research Institutes to Reduce Crop Loss from Striga Weed in Africa

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

June 6, 2011

Novozymes: towards zero impact laundering

Novozymes

June 2, 2011

GlobalVetLink and HVMS Announce Electronic Certificate Integration

GlobalVetLink

June 1, 2011

Boehringer Ingelheim Calls for Equine Research Award Proposals

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

June 1, 2011

Sustainable biofuels key to a low-carbon future

Novozymes

May 31, 2011

BASF and INEOS sign joint venture contract for Styrolution

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

May 31, 2011

BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

May 31, 2011

BASF at HPCI Congress 2011

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

May 31, 2011

Smart Start June 14th

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

May 31, 2011

Ames I.T. Collaborative June 9th

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

May 25, 2011

Companies to collaborate on turning cotton stalks and corn stover into food additives

Novozymes

May 24, 2011

Drake University has licensed BodyViz

Bodyviz

May 24, 2011

Customers rave about WebFilings

WebFilings LLC

May 23, 2011

BASF and Werner Aisslinger to show off monobloc chair at Material Vision 2011

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

May 23, 2011

Siemens PLM Software Named among Top Supporters of HBCU-Accredited Engineering Programs for Ninth Consecutive Year

Siemens PLM Software

May 19, 2011

FEFE Program Workshop signup deadline June 1st

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development (CED)

May 19, 2011

BASF to attend Techtextil 2011

BASF Plant Sciences LLC

May 17, 2011

ISU Research Park has joined Facebook,Twitter

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

May 17, 2011

ISU CALT Summer 2011 Seminar

Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

May 17, 2011

Geospatial Technology Short Course

Iowa State University Extension Geospatial Technology Program

May 13, 2011

ISU Research Park Readies for New Development

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

May 10, 2011

ISU Research Park Director Steve Carter on PrairieCast

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

May 10, 2011

ISU Research Park Director Wins Prometheus Award

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

May 10, 2011

Ames Companies Stand Out At Prometheus Awards

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

April 26, 2010

NewLink Genetics Presents Positive Phase1/2 Data on HyperAcute®-Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

NewLink Genetics Corp.

April 26, 2010

Ignite Ames is returning to Ames

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

April 19, 2010

Last Meeting & Officer Elections

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

April 12, 2010

Paperless system aids in animal transfers

GlobalVetLink

April 12, 2010

GlobalVetLink wins Prometheus Award

GlobalVetLink

April 12, 2010

Tech Specialist reunite, create firm to handle regulatory filings

WebFilings LLC

March 30, 2010

Founder of Innovative Playground Equpment Company Speaking April 7th

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

March 24, 2010

Summer Entrepreneurship Experience at Okoboji

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

March 10, 2010

Entrepreneurship Experience of a Lifetime for Students!

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

March 10, 2010

REIMAN ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES presents…

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

March 8, 2010

GlobalVetLink’s new Electronic Veterinary Prescription service, eVRx?, helps veterinarians validate judicious antibiotic use

GlobalVetLink

March 8, 2010

GlobalVetLink’s new Electronic Veterinary Prescription service, eVRx?, helps veterinarians validate judicious antibiotic use

GlobalVetLink

February 24, 2010

ISU Student Companies vie for $15,000 Seed Capital

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

February 17, 2010

A Conference Not to Miss

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

February 10, 2010

Study Abroad and Scholarships in Entreprenuership

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

February 9, 2010

Small Business Career Fair

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

February 8, 2010

BodyViz Co-Founder to Speak

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 25, 2010

Cactus Jack at Gerdin on Tuesday

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 19, 2010

Entrepreneurs on Campus

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2010

Cactus Jack Live

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2010

Eliot Winer

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2010

STEVE KING – REIMAN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPEAKER

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2010

Don Schoen

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 12, 2010

2010 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

January 11, 2010

BodyViz to be Featured on NBS’s Biggest Loser

Bodyviz

January 5, 2010

Global Reach Collects Two W3 Awards for Outstanding Website Design

Global Reach Internet Productions

http://www.isupark.org/news__events/

Farmland Questions and Answers

Farmland is a vital resource of carrying out Iowa State’s agricultural programs and fulfilling its land-grant mission of research, service and teaching in agriculture.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and others at Iowa State University field questions on farmland issues in Story and Boone counties. Some questions have involved the Committee for Agricultural Development (CAD), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with ISU. Others ask about ISU’s future needs for agricultural land.

Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about how ISU and CAD use and manage farmland. Also, a link is provided to a PDF fact sheet on ISU farmland.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomes your comments and questions. Call (515) 294-2518 or e-mail the College’s communications office, bmeyer@iastate.edu.

 

What is the Committee for Agricultural Development (CAD)?

CAD was established as a nonprofit corporation in 1943 with the approval of the Iowa Board of Education. Its mission is to produce crop seeds developed from Iowa State research; to distribute plant genetic materials and other research products to the public; and to acquire and maintain adequate land for agricultural research purposes of Iowa State.

 

What is the relationship between CAD and Iowa State University?

CAD works closely with Iowa State to meet the need for farmland to conduct agricultural research and to grow and distribute publicly available seed developed by ISU researchers. CAD land also is used to produce feed for livestock in ISU’s research and teaching herds, and to receive manure from those operations. Management of CAD operations is conducted by university employees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The portions of their jobs related to CAD business are paid by CAD, not by taxpayer funds. CAD’s operations also benefit ISU researchers and students. Over its history, CAD has provided more than $2 million of research support to ISU. CAD owns and operates farms in southwest Iowa and east central Iowa that were given as gifts. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, all profits from the farm benefit the education of ISU graduate students in agronomy. Over the past 30 years, proceeds from one of the farms have contributed more than $400,000 to ISU students.

 

Who makes decisions for CAD?

CAD has an 11-member board of trustees made up of 6 representatives from Iowa farm and seed organizations and 5 representatives from Iowa State University.

 

How much land does CAD own?

CAD currently owns 3,150 acres of land. Except for the two gift farms, the land is located in Story and Boone counties. Since 2000, CAD has purchased 8 parcels of land totaling 1,586 acres and sold 8 parcels totaling 1,663 acres. CAD’s land purchases are made with an eye toward long-term needs of university research and demonstration. CAD’s land purchases have helped to meet increasing demands for research and for raising foundation seed, which requires special attention and adherence to strict environmental and production guidelines.

 

How does CAD pay for land?

CAD is a financially independent organization. It purchases land with its own funds, which primarily come from sales of public varieties of seed and of commodity grains grown in rotation with seed. CAD pays property taxes on all its land. In 2008, CAD paid $21,668 in property taxes in Story County and $42,203 in taxes in Boone County.

 

What is CAD land used for?

The majority of central-Iowa acreage owned by CAD is dedicated to ISU agricultural research and to seed production. Some of CAD’s revenues have come from growing commodity corn in rotation with seed. Using a public-bid process, CAD pays local farmers to provide custom farming operations to grow the commodity grain.

 

How much land does CAD and ISU need for its programs?

Agricultural research is changing and these changes impact land decisions. Today, not all research can be conducted on small plots; some require more significant areas of land to be able to test, implement or evaluate new technologies. These new technologies may include new methods of automation and mechanization, such as the use of global positioning systems and geographic information systems. Studies on crops containing genetic modifications require sizable areas so plots can be isolated from neighboring fields. Land is also needed for extension, demonstration and continuing education programs led by ISU staff.

Also, the demand for agricultural land has increased as ISU researchers and graduate students are more successful in securing competitive grants. Collaborations with federal research partners, like the USDA, also continue to grow, and these research efforts are beneficial to the university and the state of Iowa.

Historically, agricultural land purchases for ISU uses have considered the needs of the campus and the community. The university’s agricultural activities continue to move farther from campus and Ames to accommodate urban growth, new economic development and recreational development in the Ames area. These items are important to students, businesses, schools and residents. Adequate land also is needed to serve as a buffer between the university’s agricultural activities, especially those involving livestock, and urban or suburban areas.

 

Long-term view of farmland.

Even in difficult budget times, ISU takes a long-term view for its programs and positioning itself for excellence in the future. That includes meeting the needs of faculty, staff and collaborators for agricultural land to fulfill their mission in research, education and extension.

 

Does CAD grow commodity corn and soybeans?

The majority of central-Iowa acreage owned by CAD is dedicated to Iowa State agricultural research and to seed production of ISU-developed seed. Since CAD is financially independent, some of its revenues have come from growing commodity corn on land not used for seed production. (To prevent production problems, soybean seed cannot be grown on the same acreage two years in a row; so every other year, commodity corn is grown on land that was previously in seed.) Using a public-bid process, CAD contracts with local farmers to provide custom farming operations to grow the commodity grain. Revenues from commodity crops support CAD’s main operations linked to seed production and ISU agricultural research.

 

What are ISU’s future plans for buying agricultural land in Story or Boone counties?

Iowa State’s plans for agricultural land management are outlined in the Land Management Plan for the Campus and Ames Area Agricultural Properties, which was completed in 1996. This plan, which includes land owned by the university and affiliated organizations (like CAD), outlines goals for efficient land use that are compatible with the university’s agricultural teaching and research requirements and the urban development of Ames. The land-use plan has continued to be the basis for planning in central Iowa. ISU is working to update the plan to reflect recent developments. Any updates will be submitted to the Board of Regents for their review and approval.

 

 

http://www.ag.iastate.edu/farms/cad.php

BASF: What is BASF

http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/us/en/about-basf/worldwide/north-america/USA/calendar/info/retech

BASF showcases clean energy solutions at RETECH

High performance materials and innovations on display at annual conference and exhibition

Come meet BASF at RETECH, booth 701, Washington, DC, September 20 – 23, 2011.   BASF is a global creator of chemistry in the direct and metaphorical sense of the word, highlighting our chemistry with our customers, collaborators and our employees.   Our passion is creating chemistry for a more sustainable world through our processes and innovations.

 

During this year, our industry celebrates the International Year of Chemistry – Learn more about how we are improving the lives of people globally, impacting sustainability worldwide in markets such as:  Construction, Health, Energy, and Mobility.

Clean Energy Solutions

Clean Energy is quickly transforming our landscape and energy infrastructure. A single modern wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 500 homes. The solar energy market has sustained an average 54% growth rate over the past five years and is predicted to continue to expand an additional 40% by 2020.

Learn more

 

Battery Material Solutions

BASF offers a portfolio of advanced application specific cathode materials to support higher energy density, safety and improved efficiency for lithium-ion batteries.

Learn more

 

Building and Construction

For every building challenge there’s a Building Systems solution… everything you need to build, repair and protect.

New build, renovation or interior work: in almost all construction projects, raw materials and products from BASF play a role. With energy efficient, economically and ecologically sound products, BASF contributes to modern and comfortable housing and construction. Besides classic raw materials, BASF also offers a number of ready-to-use construction products such as tile adhesives, industry and sports flooring, EIFS and many more.

Learn more

 

Biorenewables

BASF is an active player in the field of biofeedstocks and biofuels with a broad portfolio of existing catalysts as well as a full pipeline of catalysts under development. In-house research and development programs as well as joint developments with customers are on the way to improve existing processes or to allow next generation technology.

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Solar Energy

At BASF, we believe chemistry will play an important role in the future of solar technology, enabling the sun’s energy to make a sustainable contribution towards a low carbon society.

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Wind Energy

BASF, The Chemical Company, offers innovative solutions for the challenges faced by wind turbine manufacturers, installation contractors and wind farm operators. Our high-performance products and problem-solving expertise run from the “top to bottom” of a wind turbine, from manufacturing through installation and maintenance. In addition, BASF has established a Wind Energy Team to ensure that you gain fast, easy access to the BASF experts and solutions you need.

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Creating Chemistry with employees

BASF Careers

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company, and BASF Corporation, the North American affiliate of BASF SE, is the company’s largest affiliate. BASF is currently the third largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related specialty and performance products in North America, which is the world’s largest chemical market. We pride ourselves on the fact that we create chemistry, in our products and services, in harmony with nature and, most importantly, with people. We have more than 16,000 employees working across the region, from the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Creating a more Sustainable World

BASF, The Chemical Company, embraces Sustainable Development as a core strategic guideline because it balances economic growth, environmental protection and social responsibility. As an integral component of our decision-making process, Sustainable Development:

- drives innovations in chemistry that improve the quality of life
- presents market opportunities for eco-efficient products and practices that result in long-term profitable performance
- promotes the utilization of natural resources that meets the needs of the present while ensuring that the needs of future generations are met.

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Creating Chemistry with our customers and industries we serve

Our portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. You can find detailed information about our products and solutions on this page

You can search by product name and also by application, use, customer industry, chemical substance and availability in various countries.

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