• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Founded1858

Iowa State University

Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm (now Iowa State University) was officially established on March 22, 1858, by the legislature of the State of Iowa.  Story County was selected as a site on June 21, 1859, and the original farm of 648 acres was purchased for a cost of $5,379.  The Farm House, the first building on the Iowa State campus, was completed in 1861, and in 1862, the Iowa legislature voted to accept the provision of the Morrill Act, which was awarded to the agricultural college in 1864.  Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts as of 1898), as a land grant institution, focused on the ideals that higher education should be accessible to all and that the university should teach liberal and practical subjects. These ideals are integral to the land-grant university. The first official class entered at Ames in 1869, and the first class (24 men and 2 women) graduated in 1872.  Iowa State was and is a leader in agriculture, engineering, extension, home economics, and created the nation's first state veterinary medicine school in 1879.  In 1959, the college was officially renamed Iowa State University of Science and Technology.  The focus on technology has led directly to many research patents and inventions including the first binary computer (the ABC), Maytag blue cheese, the round hay baler, and many more. Beginning with a small number of students and Old Main, Iowa State University now has approximately 27,000 students and over 100 buildings with world class programs in agriculture, technology, science, and art. Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history.  But what truly makes it unique is a rare combination of campus beauty, the opportunity to be a part of the land-grant experiment, and to create a progressive and inventive spirit  that we call the Cyclone experience.  Appreciate what we have here, for it is indeed, one of a kind. 
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Staff at Iowa State University have experience in


  • tertiary education
  • research & development
  • development
  • agricultural technology
  • economic policy


  • united states department of agriculture
  • goal global


  • puerto rico
  • united states
  • india
  • afghanistan
  • worldwide


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Contract Awards

Supporting the Development of a Digital Learning Network

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Feed the Future: Agricultural Technology Transfer

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Feed the Future: Agriculture Policy Support

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Reducing Limitations to Chicken Production

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

North American Mobility Program

Other - Government Notices

Agricultural Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Iowa State University Ames