Ames named No. 4 Best Place for Millennials to Move to in 2019

The following article was initially published on March 25, 2019 via By Trevor Wheelwright Hiking hipsters, blue-collar bookworms, and part-time party animals all need a solid foundation for living. We aimed to find out which places are more than flashy cultural epicenters—instead, we focused on areas with low unemployment rates, high immigration flows, low […]

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Des Moines named a Top 5 Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report

The following press release was initially published on April 10, 2019 via the Greater Des Moines Partnership. GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 10, 2019) – Greater Des Moines (DSM) has received a pair of national rankings from U.S. News & World Report. DSM was named the #3 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. and the #5 […]


Investing in Iowa: Q1 2019

The following article was initially published on April 5, 2019 via Clay & Milk. By Jake Slobe The following is a list of all known investments raised by Iowa companies through the first quarter of 2019. In total, Iowa-based companies raised just over $7.3 million. Here is a list of Iowa companies that raised investment […]

Cultivation Corridor

5 places emerging as America’s new tech hot spots

The following article was initially published on April 3, 2019 via MarketWatch. Beyond Silicon Valley: more affordable, more inclusive By Clara Hogan San Francisco, Seattle and New York may be the most famous tech hubs in America, but they certainly aren’t the only players in the game. As those big cities have become more expensive […]


Six-month update: Booming growth opportunities for the Kent Innovation Center

By Tia Snyder, sales and communications intern, In today’s competitive and fast-paced environment, innovation is a core strength Kent Corporation believes is essential to continue its prominence as a leader in agriculture, food, feed and bioscience. Innovation is also why the family-owned company, based in Muscatine, Iowa, decided to open the Kent Innovation Center […]


Want Sustainable Farming? Look To High-Tech Farms

The following article was initially published on March 31, 2019 via Forbes. By Jenny Splitter Beef seems to have had a rough year. A growing body of research suggests that consumers can help mitigate the impacts of climate change by eating less meat from ruminant animals like beef and lamb. Despite the raging debate about beef’s impacts, the […]


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 […]