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Iowa fuel retailers participate in Pink at the Pump™ for a good cause

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is once again partnering with Iowa fuel retailers to promote the Pink at the Pump™ fundraising campaign to help fight breast cancer. The campaign takes place during the entire month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. Participating Iowa E15 retailers will donate 3-cents for every gallon of E15 sold. The donations […]

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Vermeer Introduces World’s First Self-Propelled Round Baler

The following is a press release originally posted on September 13, 2017 via Vermeer Corporation. September 13, 2017, PELLA, Iowa – Vermeer continues to lead innovation in the hay and forage industry by introducing the world’s first self-propelled round baler. Unveiled at Husker Harvest Days, the prototype ZR5 self-propelled baler promises to make quick work of […]

CIRAS Director Ron Cox accepts the Manufacturing Champion award while Mike ODonnell waits for his turn to speak. Photo courtesy CIRAS newswire.

CIRAS’ Cox, O’Donnell honored with ABI’s Manufacturing Champion Award

The following is exerpted from an article originally posted on September 19, 2017 via CIRAS newswire. CIRAS Director Ron Cox and program director Mike O’Donnell, head of CIRAS’ Manufacturing Extension Partnership, jointly received ABI’s Manufacturing Champion Award at the 2017 Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner held in Altoona Tuesday. The Legends event, which aims to recognize […]


A Unified Way to Meet the Challenges of Agriculture

By Wendy Wintersteen This commentary by Iowa State University’s Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Wendy Wintersteen, originally appeared in the Aug. 30, 2017, Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman. A few short weeks from now, in October, the weeklong World Food Prize event will begin in Des Moines, and many of the “Grand Challenges” of agriculture […]

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Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Sukup Manufacturing commit $14 million for feed milling/grain science facility

AMES, Iowa –Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science. The $14 million in gifts are the first to be announced for the $21.2 million feed mill […]

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KinoSol​ ​Reaches​ ​Final​ ​3​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Division​ ​in​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup

AMES,​ ​Iowa​ ​(September​ ​8,​ ​2017)​ ​-​ ​On​ ​September​ ​19,​ ​2017,​ ​KinoSol​ ​SBC,​ ​a​ ​Minnesota Specific​ ​Benefit​ ​Corporation,​ ​with​ ​an​ ​Ames,​ ​Iowa​ ​office,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​competing​ ​in​ ​the​ ​finals​ ​in​ ​the student​ ​division​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup. The​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup​ ​is​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​statewide​ ​startup​ ​competition​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​This competition​ ​has​ ​been​ ​held​ ​for​ […]