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