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Iowa State Fermentation Lab and Processing Tour

Iowa State University January 9, 2018 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Are you developing a new product or improving a process? Iowa State University has people and space available to support your process trials. This tour will give you a chance to discuss your situation with Iowa State experts, hear how we have helped other […]

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FarrPro CEO predicts rapid company growth

The following is an excerpt from an article originally published on November 23, 2017 via Radio Iowa Amos Peterson, CEO of FarrPro is predicting rapid growth of his business n 2018. FarrPro, a member of the inaugural cohort of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator program, is developing next generation piglet heating solutions to help reduce both mortality […]


Deere & Co proposes $32.6 million facility expansion in Urbandale

The following is an expert from a Des Moines Register article originally posted on November 17, 2017 Deere & Co. is looking to build a $32.6 million facility in Urbandale to house its intelligent solutions group. Currently, Deere’s intelligent solutions group employs 343 workers in leased space in Urbandale, including software developers, systems engineers and product testers. The new […]


NAM Unveils ‘Creators Wanted’ Campaign to Help Close Skills Gap

The following is an excerpt from a press release originally posted on November 17, 2017 via National Association of Manufacturers By Michael Short With more than 3.5 million manufacturing job openings expected over the next decade, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) affiliate, The Manufacturing Institute, the NAM and Mahindra unveiled today a […]

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Innovation takes root at ISU Research Park

The following article was originally posted on November 10, 2017 via Iowa Farmer Today By Cory Munson Agricultural innovations happen every day in Iowa. Some involve learning new and better ways to care for fields or flocks, others are next-generation technological advancements developed in university labs. Programs and facilities at Iowa State University are enabling […]

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Familiar Faculty Member Becomes Iowa State’s First Female President

By Alex Ivanisevic, Cultivation Corridor Communications Assistant On October 23, the Iowa Board of Regents unanimously voted on appointing Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) Wendy Wintersteen as the 16th president of Iowa State University. Wintersteen will be the first female president of the university. She has held several different positions […]

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‘Pink at the Pump’ Campaign: Record Funds Raised

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s second-annual Pink at the Pump™ fundraising campaign to help fight breast cancer raised a record $11,500 and saw a record number of participating stations. Sixty-four E15 retail stations across Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia donated three cents of every gallon of E15 sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 to […]

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RFA: Record Corn Yield Underscores RFS Success

The following is excerpted from an article originally posted on November 9, 2017 via Renewable Fuels Association The USDA raised its average corn yield estimate to 175.4 bushels per acre, which if holds, would be a new record. The November World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report raised the average corn yield estimate by 3.6 […]


2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

DATE: January 30, 2018 LOCATION: Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is accepting registrations for the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, touted as the 2nd-largest biofuels policy and marketing conference in the country. This year’s Summit themed, ‘Brighter Future with Biofuels’ will take place at the Prairie […]


Prairie Crest Capital: Ag Tech Investor Conference

Presented by Prairie Crest Capital DATE AND TIME Thu, November 9, 2017 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM CST LOCATION Hy-Vee Hall 730 3rd Street Des Moines, IA 50309 View Map ABOUT The Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Conference brings together investors, dynamic innovators, and thought leaders in today’s exciting Ag Tech arena. This years’ conference […]