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This simple device from KinoSol could feed millions

Silicon Prairie News recently listed their top 10 favorite Iowa startup stories of 2016. This week, we’re featuring an article on the Ames-based startup, KinoSol. January 19, 2016 / Todd Razor Based in Ames, Iowa, the KinoSol team is prototyping a revolution in food production that could save tons of wasted food each year. The co-founders […]

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FarmLogs User Conference: Connecting the Dots to Profitability

FarmLogs User Conference Coming to Urbandale Tuesday, January 17 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines Northwest 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale, IA 50322 Will your farm be profitable in 2017? Join us for our free 1-day farm conference to learn how technology can impact your farm. Speaker lineup: Orion Samuelson – Legendary Farm Broadcaster, […]

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Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. Those improvements could include combining processes […]

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Why Dwolla made its transactions free (and what happened next)

Silicon Prairie News recently listed their top 10 favorite Iowa startup stories of 2016. This week, we’re featuring a June 21 article by Silicon Prairie News Managing Editor, Ryan Pendell on the Des Moines-based startup, Dwolla. June 21, 2016 / Ryan Pendell Des Moines-based payments company Dwolla decided a year ago to make all its transactions free. The company […]

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Jason Andringa of Vermeer Corporation Elected a Director of Equipment Manufacturers Trade Group

The following press release was distributed on December 12. Pella, Iowa – Vermeer Corporation President and CEO Jason Andringa has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors). “Vermeer and our dedicated […]

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Blog by Willett – NYT hatchet job on GMOs shoots first, aims second

The following was written by Brent Willett, executive director of the Cultivation Corridor, and featured in the Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blogs. Read the original article at iowabiz.com. December 8, 2016 The Oct. 29 New York Times article “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops” has drawn widespread condemnation from the agriculture and bioscience communities disputing its basis, key points and conclusions. […]

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Keeping Iowa agriculture on the global stage

Brent Willett, executive director of the Cultivation Corridor, was a featured guest columnist in The Gazette. Read the original article at thegazette.com December 12, 2016 During the Iowa Food Leadership Reception on the sidelines of the World Food Prize in Des Moines in October, guests from around the world heard from Iowa State University President Steven Leath […]

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Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office awards Ames Lab $5 million to improve metal powders

The following appeared in a news release on December 2, 2016 Contacts: Iver Anderson, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, (515) 294-9791 Laura Millsaps, Ames Laboratory Public Affairs, (515) 294-3474 Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced they have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to […]