BioCentury Research Farm Update
The BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) had a diversity of users in 2014. Iowa State University (ISU) faculty and staff from the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE); Agronomy; Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; and Food Science and Human Nutrition, as well as the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Extension and Outreach conducted research, teaching, and/or outreach at BCRF. Private industry users of BCRF included AGCO, Avello Bioenergy, Deere & Company, Direvo Industrial Biotechnology, DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol, Frontline Bioenergy, Phillips 66, and Virent, Inc. By the end of 2014, BCRF had over 95 full- and part-time users with projects in all available space. The BCRF also supported numerous class projects and employed the ISU Student Employee of the Year.