AgGrad announces first 30 Under 30 list

The following list was initally published on March 14, 2019 via AgGrad. AgGrad 30 Under 30 celebrates the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Fourteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Winners will be featured on AgGrad’s social media channels and in a special […]


Rural roots, new technologies come together to drive innovation

By Steven Brockshus Growing up as the fifth generation on my family’s dairy farm near Ocheyedan in northwest Iowa, I watched my dad, uncle and grandfather work together to solve problems, manage employees, care for animals, raise crops and manage expenses. I saw business owners serve and support our rural community and took advantage of […]

Gage Kent

Iowa-born innovation makes a difference

By Gage A. Kent Innovation is a word we hear over and over in today’s high-tech society, but most people’s first connection to the word would not be with raising cows, pigs, sheep or other animals. However, I would assert that the science and technology that goes into raising healthy livestock rivals, and is integrated […]


Sukup: Innovation at the heart of Iowa agriculture’s heritage, future

By Charles Sukup This week, farmers and agricultural professionals are celebrating National Agriculture Day to recognize the vital role that agriculture plays in our society. Here in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds has proclaimed the week of March 10 through 16 as “Agriculture Innovation Week” in Iowa. It is the perfect time to celebrate the innovative […]

Iowa Agriculture Innovation Week Proclamation

Join Cultivation Corridor in celebrating Agricultural Innovation in Iowa

By Billi Hunt, Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring March 10-16 as “Agriculture Innovation in Iowa” week.  I had the honor of attending the signing along with representatives Iowa Pork, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Technology Association of Iowa, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Iowa Business Council, Iowa Association of Business and […]


Governor declares March 10-16, 2019 as Agriculture Innovation Week in Iowa

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Billi Hunt, executive director 515-294-1127 or 515-480-2394 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 11, 2019 GOVERNOR DECLARES MARCH 10-16, 2019 AS AGRICULTURE INNOVATION WEEK IN IOWA DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds today signed an official proclamation declaring the week of March 10 through 16, 2019, as Agriculture Innovation Week in Iowa. […]

John May

Deere Board elects John May as President, Chief Operating Officer

The following press release was initially published on March 1, 2019 via John Deere. MOLINE, IL (March 1, 2019) – Deere & Company announced that its Board of Directors elected John C. May, 49, as President, Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. May will be responsible for leading Deere’s efforts to maximize operational excellence throughout the company. May has been with Deere for […]


John Deere creates pipeline for young workers

The following article was initially published on March 3, 2019 via The Courier. By Kristin Guess WATERLOO — John Deere Waterloo Works’ is helping area youths open the gate to a successful career path. As the largest employer in Waterloo, John Deere Waterloo Works is a member of the Iowa Business Council, which assists some […]