Kent Corporation
Muscatine, IA

Kent Corporation is a family operated business. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, Kent Corporation employs 1,600 people through multiple operating subsidiaries including Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), Kent Pet Group (KPG) and Kent Precision Foods Group. Kent Corporation is an expert in the production of animal feeds, manufacturing food products and corn wet milling. GPC creates corn-based products such as […]

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Stine Seed
Adel, IA

On the western edge of the Cultivation Corridor, Stine Seed is a family owned company that leads the way in corn and soybean seed genetics, research and agronomy. The company is the largest independent seed producer in the country. Stine’s goal is to create outstanding products that maximize profitability for their customers. Many of the […]

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DMACC’s Biotechnology Program
Ankeny, IA

Des Moines Area Community College offers its students the opportunity to obtain a Biotechnology Associate in Science (AS) Degree, a Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree or a Biotechnology Laboratory Methods certificate. Students in these programs are prepared for work in a laboratory position at a variety of companies and research institutions.With an AS […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Iowa State University Research Park, Ames, IA

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) brings expertise in biological and pharmaceutical manufacturing to the Corridor through its pioneering research and production of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for swine, dogs, cats, equine and cattle. BIVI (formerly NOBL Laboratories, Inc.) has been located in the Corridor since 1991, when it became the first animal health firm at the […]


Kemin Industries
Des Moines, IA

With a portfolio of more than 500 specialty ingredients, food additives and dietary supplements, Kemin Industries’ work in creating molecular solutions for healthy living has resonated tremendously among food producers worldwide. Products manufactured by Kemin at their Des Moines, Iowa, facility span a range of natural and synthetic ingredients with applications in personal care, pharmaceuticals, […]


Des Moines, IA

With a presence in 36 countries, the Eurofins Group has cast a wide net over international life science markets as the developer of thousands of analytical and lab testing methods with applications in food, pharmaceuticals, genomics and agroscience. Eurofin’s work in human and animal health, environmental services, and product development and testing has found a […]

National Animal Disease Center

National Animal Disease Center
Ames, IA

The National Animal Disease Center is a federally funded research facility dedicated to investigating and producing technology related to eliminating infectious, genetic and metabolic diseases that affect livestock and poultry across the United States. Established in the heart of the Cultivation Corridor in Ames, Iowa, in 1956, the center is now among the world’s largest […]

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The World Food Prize
Des Moines, IA

A jewel of Cultivation Corridor, The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have fought hunger and advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Often called the “Nobel Prize for Food,” The World Food Prize was created in 1986 by […]