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Iowa Startups of 2018

The following article was initially posted on Dec. 21, 2018 via Silicon Prairie News.  Since the beginning of 2016, more than 150 Iowa companies have received a venture investment according to Pitchbook – totaling more than $100 million in venture activity in the state. Surprisingly, the Iowa City region has received more $1 million+ investments […]

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The Best Things to Eat and Drink in Iowa

The following article was initially published on Dec. 11, 2018 via The Daily Meal. By the Daily Meal Staff There’s more to Iowa than just corn     Located in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa residents love all the classic comfort foods America has to offer. Craving corned beef? You can find it in […]


Silicon Valley is betting on one Iowa town’s efforts to bring tech jobs to rural America

The following article was initially published on Dec. 8, 2018 via the Des Moines Register. By Donelle Eller Silicon Valley leaders are joining Pillar Technology’s initiative to help provide intensive training for students in Jefferson, Iowa, a town of 4,200. Participants could land tech jobs paying $65,000. Microsoft’s Kevin Scott understands the limits teenagers face growing up […]


The 7 technologies that will make farming smarter–and more productive

The following article was initially published on Dec. 4, 2018 via Fast Company. With 3 billion more mouths to feed by 2050, can ag-tech innovation create a more plentiful, efficient, sustainable, and resilient food system? By Shana Lynch Today’s technology is rushing into one of the last traditional industries: agriculture. A field largely still unaffected […]


A Century Strong. Celebrating 100 Years of Iowa Farm Bureau

This week, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating 100 years of serving the state of Iowa and its farm families. Over the past century, the Farm Bureau has been at the forefront of innovation to develop the next generation of leaders for our state, and to deliver a safe, affordable food supply. In fact, […]