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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association

Iowa State University President and ISRC Hosts Retirement Reception for ISA’s Ed Anderson

Greg Tylka, Ed Anderson & President Wendy Wintersteen
Greg Tylka, left, and ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, right, present ISA’s Ed Anderson, center, with a drawing of the ISU campanile at Anderson’s retirement reception.

Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and ISRC Director and Morrill Professor Greg Tylka hosted a retirement reception for Iowa Soybean Association Senior Director of Research Ed Anderson on April 14 at The Knoll. ISU research faculty, ISA farmer board directors and staff and ISRC staff joined in to help celebrate. The Iowa State community thanked Anderson for the important work and collaborative relationships he has helped foster during his time at the Iowa Soybean Association.

In remarks, President Wintersteen credited Anderson with “promoting collegial, genuine partnerships and friendships between Iowa State and the Iowa Soybean Association. ‘It’s amazing what can be accomplished when teams are composed of people who don’t care who gets the credit.’ That has been Ed’s motto and what he truly believes,” said Wintersteen.

During Anderson’s 10 years at ISA, ISU was awarded 180 ISA research contracts in 12 different departments, plus funding for the Iowa Soybean Research Center that Anderson helped establish. Sixty different principal investigators have been funded and more than $18 million has been invested in research at ISU.

Anderson, Wintersteen and ISA board members
President Wintersteen, Brent Swart, Ed Anderson, Suzanne Shirbroun and Jeff Frank, ISA, converse.











Ed Anderson speaks to group
Ed Anderson gives comments during his reception.











Anderson and family
Ed Anderson with his wife and some of his children who were able to attend the event.











Kirk Leads, ISA
ISA Chief Executive Officer Kirk Leads gives comments. 











Brenda and Ed Anderson
Brenda and Ed Anderson