Prometheus Awards

Finalists named for inaugural Ag Technology Award presented by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor

Five finalists have been selected for the inaugural Ag Technology Company of the Year Award, presented by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor. This new award category at the 2016 Prometheus Awards will recognize one company that demonstrates industry leadership in the development and deployment of technology that contributes to more efficient and sustainable agriculture. Candidates for this […]

Ag Tech

Ag technology v2.0

By Dana Melcher, Corridor Communications Intern Facetime and farming. Apps and agriculture. Cloud computing and combines. What do these words have anything to do with each other? In the Cultivation Corridor region – more than you would think. At one time a farming operation may have consisted of 20 men and 20 horses. Eventually it […]


Kemin Industries expands to Russia

Corridor founding stakeholder, Kemin Industries, has formed a new Kemin subsidiary in Russia where it will operate in the Special Economic Zone of Lipetsk. The facility will be built 438 kilometers southeast of Moscow and will feature space for manufacturing, administration offices, a quality lab security building, warehouses and a lunch room. This investment is […]


AgriSync receives funding for remote video support app

Des Moines-based startup AgriSync acquired $450,000 in seed funding earlier this month to continue to develop and market its two-way video app that allows agriculture advisors and experts to give visual remote support to farmers in their fields. The funding came from several investors, including a multi-owner diversified farming and livestock feeding operation, a media and data […]

Midwest nice

Promoting “Midwest Nice”

By Audrey Regan, Corridor Communications Intern As someone from the Midwest, it is hard for me to recognize the “Midwest nice” personality that many outsiders notice right away. I have been told many times by my peers and professors to give myself more credit for my accomplishments. This is why I understand the struggle that […]


Iowa: Much more than a Grant Wood painting

By Dana Melcher, Corridor Communications Intern For the past several months, presidential candidates have been making the rounds, stopping at schools, community centers and coffee shops, making an effort to win over the hearts of Iowans. The attention Iowa receives every four years brings the question, “Why should Iowa play such a large role in […]