Iowa State University Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

Iowa State University Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center Our facility, unique to Iowa State and nearly all of the Midwest, allows for animal-human interaction through classes and a variety of events.
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Our facility, unique to Iowa State and nearly all of the Midwest, allows for animal-human interaction through teaching laboratories, outreach activities, and a variety of functions for future and current students. As a keystone in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ efforts to train students for a diverse set of opportunities in animal husbandry, agriculture and related fields, the center also provides an inviting environment for recruiting young people interested in learning more about the diverse career opportunities in these fields. The education doesn't stop when the students leave the classroom. A wide variety of student organizations use the facility to conduct meetings, host events, and network. The Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is proud to currently employ twelve Iowa State University students from a variety of majors and backgrounds. In addition, this facility plays host to a variety of events outside Iowa State University, such as business meetings, formal dinners, and private celebrations. The Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is truly versatile in it's capabilities and an outstanding place to have an event.

Operating as usual

Iowa State University-Animal Science
10/02/2020

Iowa State University-Animal Science

Dr. Berkland from the Sibley, Iowa Veterinary Clinic discussed aging horses and teeth care with students in an equine lab class this week.

08/29/2020
Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team

Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team

The Iowa State 4H/FFA Livestock Judging CDE is underway! The eval portion is complete and contestants have begun the reasons session. Due to COVID guidelines we will host our critique online following the reasons session. Stay tuned for updates and the critique will be streamed live, right here! Please share with family and friends!

Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show
08/11/2020

Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show

This event is all about helping families affected by serious medical ailments. Our coordinators are working hard to ensure that we can raise money for this great cause without causing health problems for anyone involved!

In accordance with CDC and Iowa State University guidelines, several measures will be taken to keep participants safe during the Governor's Charity Steer Show at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.

- The GCSS is a ticketed event and is NOT open to the public. Each "team" will receive a number of wristbands for participants to wear.

- Social distancing will be encouraged. There will plenty of room for participants to spread out throughout the building.

- Masks will be required at all times. The Iowa Cattlemen's Association has purchased cloth and disposable masks for the event.

- The show and auction will be live-streamed online for those unable to attend!

We’re excited to kick off the summer with the Iowa Junior Hereford Preview Show! Join us in person or online on the Iowa...
06/21/2020

We’re excited to kick off the summer with the Iowa Junior Hereford Preview Show!

Join us in person or online on the Iowa JR. Hereford Association page. The show will start at noon. See you all soon!

04/10/2020

Please help the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center welcome Dr. Daniel Thomson as the new Iowa State University Department of Animal Science chair.

Dr. Thomson has been serving as the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University. Thomson also founded the Beef Cattle Institute in Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Through his 15 years of being a KSU faculty member, Dr. Thomson has become an internationally known researcher and instructor in animal health management, animal welfare and beef cattle production.

The Clearfield, Iowa native began his duties as department chair on March 23rd. We are extremely excited for the great support Dr. Thomson will provide to the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center and welcome him to Iowa State University!

03/12/2020
Alpha Gamma Rho Spring Showdown

Due to recent events, The Classic and The AGR Spring Showdown has been CANCELED.

Please head over to the Alpha Gamma Rho Spring Showdown page for more information.

With the recent press release from Iowa State University regarding COVID-19 outbreak the university will be canceling classes, meetings, and all third-party events. This will include the CANCELATION of The Classic and The AGR Spring Showdown. Thank you for your understanding as we have been navigating this rapidly changing situation. We will not be rescheduling this years show. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

Join us this weekend at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center for the Ames Home and Garden Show!
02/14/2020

Join us this weekend at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center for the Ames Home and Garden Show!

02/10/2020

Marshall Ruble, Manager of the Iowa State University Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, has been awarded the prestigious Robert Christensen Elite award by the Iowa Simmental Association.

Marshall has served on the Iowa Simmental Board for two terms and as President for two years. Along with his service to the Iowa Simmental Board, Marshall has served on the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Board, Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Board and is currently serving on the Iowa Beef Breeds Council.

Along with his passion for the Simmental breed, Marshall has had an illustrious career in judging cattle at county, state, regional and national levels. This career has been highlighted by judging the 2015 National Simmental Show in Denver, Colorado.

Marshall is best known for introducing the Simmental breed to Iowa State University in 1984. He and his wife Patricia started Ruble Cattle Services, now managed by their son Jeremie.

Congratulations to Marshall on receiving the Robert Christensen Elite award. The Hansen Crew is proud of your past and present accomplishments that have made you a recipient of this reputable award.

Congratulations to Caylie Hickman on being crowned 2020 Iowa Simmental Queen! Caylie is an Iowa State University Student...
02/09/2020

Congratulations to Caylie Hickman on being crowned 2020 Iowa Simmental Queen! Caylie is an Iowa State University Student majoring in Event Management; she is also a great addition to the Hansen Crew! Caylie has been involved in the cattle industry since an early age, she has shown Simmental Cattle at the eight most recent Simmental Junior Nationals, along with attending the Iowa Beef Expo and Iowa State Fair yearly.

At Hansen, Caylie performs various tasks with a positive attitude and smile on her face! We are extremely excited to see one of our own excel in this position. Once again, congratulations to the 2020 Iowa Simmental Queen, Caylie Hickman!

The Hansen Crew is extremely excited about our continued partnership with Kubota! The equipment and resources provided b...
02/08/2020

The Hansen Crew is extremely excited about our continued partnership with Kubota! The equipment and resources provided by Kubota allows for facility upkeep and endless teaching opportunities at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.

Thank you again, we appreciate your support!

We're excited to kick off the new year by bringing cattle into the arena for the Royal Classic Sale. Join us Saturday, J...
01/02/2020

We're excited to kick off the new year by bringing cattle into the arena for the Royal Classic Sale.

Join us Saturday, January 4th, during the afternoon to check out the sale!

12/21/2019
Iowa State University Tradition of Excellence Sale

Iowa State University Tradition of Excellence Sale

Today is the day!

The cattle are all settled in at the Iowa State University Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center and the chili is warm! Come visit us and take a look at the sale offering from 10AM-2PM today. Hope to see everyone there!

Iowa State University Tradition of Excellence Sale
12/21/2019

Iowa State University Tradition of Excellence Sale

Come see us tomorrow!

The 2019 Beef Sales Team is very excited to welcome you all to our open house for the Tradition of Excellence Sale held December 28th on SmartAuctions. Cattle will be on display at the Iowa State University Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center from 10AM-2PM. Grab a bowl of chili on us and take a look at some great cattle! We hope to see you all there!

If you are unable to make it and have any questions, please give David a call at 515-509-9601.

Join us at the Iowa State University Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center for the annual Chuck Wagon ...
10/26/2019

Join us at the Iowa State University Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center for the annual Chuck Wagon Breakfast!

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday October 26th to CALS alumni. Come enjoy a fresh omelet before you watch the Cyclones take on OK State.

Parking will be available at the Hansen Center for $20 per car. We hope to see you tomorrow!

We are extremely excited to watch the Cyclones take on TCU!This weekend, we are partnering with the 2020 Block & Bridle ...
10/03/2019

We are extremely excited to watch the Cyclones take on TCU!

This weekend, we are partnering with the 2020 Block & Bridle National Convention to host a tailgate.

With the closure of the grass lots, consider coming out to help us cheer on the Cyclones!

We are located just ONE mile from Jack Trice Stadium at 2508 Mortensen Road.

PARKING UPDATE 🚨

Grass lots will be closed for Saturday's game against TCU.

More information here >> bit.ly/GrasslotsTCU

The staff here at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Student Ag Learning Center would like to wish our manager, Marshall Ruble, a ver...
09/30/2019

The staff here at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Student Ag Learning Center would like to wish our manager, Marshall Ruble, a very Happy Birthday!

After completing his undergraduate degree at ISU in Animal Science, Marshall managed the Beef Teaching Farm for 35 years and his positive impact can still be seen at the farm today. In 2013, Marshall joined the team that made the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center dream a reality.

As manager of HASLC, he has contributed greatly towards the growth and success of the building! This past July was Marshall's 41st year with Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported Dance Marathon with their Tealgate!
09/29/2019

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported Dance Marathon with their Tealgate!

09/12/2019
Iowa State Football

All of us at the Hansen Center are very excited to watch the Cyclones beat the Hawkeyes this weekend! We know all of you are very excited to tailgate too!

This weekend we are partnering with 2020 Block & Bridle National Convention and hosting a tailgate! So come one, come all and let’s cheer on the Cyclones!

We are located ONE mile from the football stadium at 2508 Mortensen Rd!

Welcome to #CyclONEnation, College GameDay

#ProveIt

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09/06/2019
Iowa State University Beef Teaching

Check out the new series about our manager!

Introducing "Fridays with Marshall"! Marshall Ruble has been involved in the Beef Teaching Farm for a long time and we finally had time to catch up with him on video - giving us tips, tricks, and stories about the beef industry. This is a series of videos that will be released over the next several months, so be sure to tune in often to hear from one of the Beef Teaching Farm's long-time managers!

Welcome back Iowa State Students! #CALSWelcomesYou We are so excited to get back into the swing of hands on learning at ...
08/27/2019

Welcome back Iowa State Students! #CALSWelcomesYou We are so excited to get back into the swing of hands on learning at that HASLC. If you’re coming to the ISU vs UNI game and you’re alumni be sure swing by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences BBQ here from 7:00-10:00AM!

Our new arena cleaner arrived last night! We tested it out this morning and it works like a charm!
07/02/2019

Our new arena cleaner arrived last night! We tested it out this morning and it works like a charm!

We are proud to host the Beef Quality Assurance Stockmanship & Stewardship Clinic at our facilities! Members of the beef...
06/29/2019

We are proud to host the Beef Quality Assurance Stockmanship & Stewardship Clinic at our facilities! Members of the beef industry come together to continue their education and improve their skills in animal handling and dedication to producing high quality beef. Thanks Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Beef Center, National Cattlemen's Beef Association for choosing us as your clinic location.

The Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival was here last weekend. Vendors came from across the state and nation to show off their ...
06/21/2019

The Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival was here last weekend. Vendors came from across the state and nation to show off their wool products. There was also a fleece contest, herding dog demonstration and a shearing presentation!

We are finally getting a new working door on the south side!
05/14/2019

We are finally getting a new working door on the south side!

Happy finals week and congratulations to the Class of 2019! It's been great and now it's time for your next adventure! #...
05/07/2019

Happy finals week and congratulations to the Class of 2019! It's been great and now it's time for your next adventure! #isuproud

Our parking lot was taken over by the ISUAE Car Show today! Come on down and check out some awesome modern and vintage c...
04/28/2019

Our parking lot was taken over by the ISUAE Car Show today! Come on down and check out some awesome modern and vintage cars!

We started off this week hosting the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference! Students also competed in the Iowa FFA Poultry Judg...
04/17/2019

We started off this week hosting the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference! Students also competed in the Iowa FFA Poultry Judging Contest hosted by Cam and the ISU B&B Poultry Interest Group. This is the Iowa FFA Association's largest Career Development Event with 440 participants!

This Saturday the Iowa State Block & Bridle club hosted Animal Learning Day here! It was a great day to give people of t...
04/08/2019

This Saturday the Iowa State Block & Bridle club hosted Animal Learning Day here! It was a great day to give people of the community a chance to learn and interact with livestock and companion animals alike!

Hey Everyone! Our 2018 Portfolio is now available to view on our website! Check out all the events, classes, and livesto...
04/05/2019
2018 Hansen Portfolio

Hey Everyone! Our 2018 Portfolio is now available to view on our website! Check out all the events, classes, and livestock that have been held here throughout 2018 and see what the Jeff & Deb Agriculture Student Learning Center is all about!
https://issuu.com/haslc/docs/hansen_2018_portfolio-optimized

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: 2018 Hansen Portfolio, Author: HASLC, Name: 2018 Hansen Portfolio, Len...

04/03/2019
Marshall Ropes a Big One

Its Junior Visit Day here at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center! Here's our own Marshall Ruble showing off his roping skills.

Today we welcome high schoolers to Junior Visit Day to learn more about what the Iowa State University College of Agricu...
04/03/2019

Today we welcome high schoolers to Junior Visit Day to learn more about what the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has to offer students! Choose your adventure at Iowa State! #gocyclones

The ISU Block and Bridle Club hosted the Proven to Win Pig sale here this weekend. It was a great time to show off the h...
04/01/2019

The ISU Block and Bridle Club hosted the Proven to Win Pig sale here this weekend. It was a great time to show off the high quality animals that Iowa farmers are producing! #proventowin

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Barnes Bull Riding Challenge this past weekend! It was a blast! Don't forget to...
03/05/2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Barnes Bull Riding Challenge this past weekend! It was a blast! Don't forget to follow the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on Facebook and Instagram to learn about upcoming events we are hosting!

Come on out to the Barnes Bull Riding Challenge at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center tomorrow, S...
03/01/2019

Come on out to the Barnes Bull Riding Challenge at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd! Mechanical bull riding begins at 1pm and professional bull riding begins at 7pm! Seen you there!

We are show ring ready! The Iowa State Block & Bridle Club Spring Market Hog Show kicks off tomorrow here at the Jeff & ...
02/22/2019

We are show ring ready! The Iowa State Block & Bridle Club Spring Market Hog Show kicks off tomorrow here at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. It's free and open to the public so come on down!

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2508 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA
50011

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(515) 294-4950

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Our facility, unique to Iowa State and nearly all of the Midwest, allows for animal-human interaction through teaching laboratories, outreach activities, and a variety of functions for future and current students. As a cornerstone in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, efforts to train students for a diverse set of opportunities in animal husbandry, agriculture and related fields, the center also provides an inviting environment for recruiting young people interested in learning more about the diverse career opportunities in these agricultural fields. The education does not stop when these students leave the classroom. A wide variety of student organizations use the facility to conduct meetings, host events, and network. The Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is proud to currently employ twelve Iowa State University students from a variety of majors and backgrounds. In addition, this facility plays host to a variety of events outside Iowa State University, such as business meetings, formal dinners, and private celebrations. The Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is truly versatile in it's capabilities and an outstanding place to have an event.

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