Cultivation Corridor Releases Its 2016-2017 Annual Report

The following press release was distributed on June 23, 2017. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alex Ivanisevic (515)294-1127 Friday June 23, 2017 36 months of agritech innovation and economic achievements  AMES, IA — The Cultivation Corridor on Friday released its 2016-2017 Annual Report, which reflects the activities of the agriculture-focused economic development organization’s first three […]

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Partnership earns national ACCE award for ‘Regional Momentum’ video

The following is excerpted from a press release originally posted on June 15 at GREATER DES MOINES, IA – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has won an Award of Excellence from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE’s) 2017 Awards for Communications Excellence program. The Partnership received the award for its Regional Momentum video. Through […]


ISU Research Park Perks and Possibilities

By Alex Ivanisevic, Cultivation Corridor Communications Intern In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of a rapidly growing community, the ISU Research Park has been undergoing transformations that are making waves. The construction of an outdoor green space and an array of amenities are predicted to enhance the work and leisure lives of the […]

Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show 2017

The Nation’s Largest Outdoor Farm Event Mark your calendars for this year’s Farm Progress Show, August 29-31, 2017, in Decatur, Illinois This is where producers from all over gather, meet, and learn. This is where major manufacturers choose to roll out their newest offerings. This is where Ag families take a break from their daily routine […]


Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Hires Executive Director, Announces its Class of 2017

The following press release was distributed on June 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jana Rieker, (515) 974-4741 GREATER DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is pleased to introduce Megan Vollstedt as the The Accelerator’s new Executive Director. Megan brings with her more than six years of experience in the startup community, having […]


$6 Million USDA Funding Available for Sustainable Biofuels and Biomaterials Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 5, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced up to $6 million in available funding for research to support the next generation of sustainable biofuels and biomaterials. Funding is made through USDA’s Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint initiative with the Department […]


Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg to present at 2017 Animal Health in the Heartland

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).  Newly announced are the addition of Iowa’s new Lt. Governor Adam Gregg as a presenter during the July 19th portion of […]


Pork Industry Continues to Drive Iowa’s Economy

A key industry report commissioned by the Iowa Pork Producers Association shows the pork industry’s leading rank among the top economic drivers of the state. The pork industry contributes heavily to income as well as the employment of Iowa workers. In 2015 alone, the industry contributed $36.7 billion in total sales from swine production, hog […]