While the ethanol and bio-diesel industries have expanded dramatically in the last several years in Iowa benefiting farmers — college students stand to benefit too. The Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Wendy Wintersteen, says a whole new set of possibilities is waiting for students in the job field.
Wintersteen says there are a lot of questions about other crops that will be grown other than corn to make fuel, along with questions about processing and storage. Wintersteen says there are many things that will be decided in research.
She says the issues are huge and it’s time the public understands that it’s "about an investment in agricultural science that will make a difference for this country in the future." Wintersteen says she hopes many of the questions will be solved by the research at Iowa State.