Iowa State University research team receives $733,795 USDA award to develop improved crops

By Julie Lelonek, Marketing and Business Engagement Specialist To help advance research to develop more resilient and nutritious crops and food animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded nine grants totaling $7.4 million. The investments are part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, […]

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator seeks applicants for 2017 cohort

This article was originally published May 16, 2017 at Silicon Prairie News By Christine McGuigan The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is seeking early-stage companies with an idea, intellectual property or prototype for agricultural innovation to participate in their inaugural cohort beginning on July 10 in Des Moines, Iowa. “We’re excited about the interest we’ve received throughout the AgTech community,” […]


Iowa Biodiesel Board welcomes new biofuels funding

This article was originally published on May 15, 2017 at Biofuels International The Iowa Biodiesel Board IBB has praised Governor Terry Branstad for signing the Iowa Infrastructure Fund Bill, which provides $3 million in funding for the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure (RFI) programme. Branstad has been a long term supporter of Iowa’s biofuels industry. “Governor Branstad has […]


Casey’s opens its first Iowa E15 and E85 store

This article was originally published on May 15, 2017 at Biofuels International Iowa’s largest fuel retailer Casey’s has opened its first E15 and E85 store. The first Iowa station, located 509 Main Street in Pella, is the state’s 103rd E15 station. The Pella store is only the first of seven expected to open across the state. […]


Technology is Fostering an Ag Revolution

This article was originally published on May 10 at  Farm Bureau. By Robert Giblin An agricultural revolution is gearing up as a technological explosion is starting to energize nearly all facets of farming. Today, robots—aka agbots, agribots and farmbots—are taking on many farm tasks formerly done by humans, all while improving productivity and efficiency and reducing […]


2nd annual Animal Health in the Heartland: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply

The Cultivation Corridor is proud to co-sponsor the second annual Animal Health In the Heartland: Ensuring A Safe Food Supply symposium as presented by The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and the Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association (Bio Nebraska). The program is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, at the Scheman Building located on the campus (just northwest […]



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