Where BIG IDEAS are bred.
The stereotypes are true: There are a lot of farms in Iowa. But you’ve gotta get down to the molecular level if you want to see the real revolution in food and agriculture.
We’re proud to produce more milk, eggs and meat – with fewer animals – than ever before. But there’s only so much that’s possible within the current system for food and agriculture. That’s why we’re working to improve the way we do things today while we create all-new ways to do things tomorrow. Right now, we’re pioneering production that can’t be disrupted by disease or climate. We’re battling antibiotic resistance with nanovaccines that are made in Ames. From farming cattle to farming cells, the future of food starts in Iowa. This is where promising science becomes actual products in the grocery store.
BY THE NUMBERS
Iowa is the leading producer of pork and eggs in the U.S.
Iowa is the second largest exporter of agricultural products, shipping more than $10 million in agricultural exports every year.
Five global brands in the animal health sector operate in Iowa, in addition to the research at Iowa State University and the National Animal Disease Center.