DES MOINES, Iowa — Ames-based animal health company GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was named the Iowa Agricultural Technology Company of the Year during the Technology Association’s 2017 Prometheus Awards Thursday night.
Sponsored by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, the award recognizes an ag tech company that demonstrates industry leadership in the development and deployment of hardware/software agricultural technologies and applications. The nominees are judged on technology, which contributes to more efficient and sustainable agriculture, and on offering an innovative portfolio of products or services, which result in significant market advantage for customers and/or partners.
GlobalVetLINK is a provider of software services in the animal health industry, assisting both the food and companion animal health sectors. Their web-based software systems connect veterinarians, animal owners and producers, laboratories, feed distributors and animal health officials, helping to ease the stress of compliance while also assisting in disease traceability and information management.
Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Brent Willet presented the award to GVL CEO Cliff Smith who accepted the award on behalf of his company.
“The Cultivation Corridor is pleased to sponsor this award in recognition of innovation and industry leadership in the ag tech sector,” Willett said. “GlobalVetLINK is very deserving of this award.”
Global VetLINK also took home the Prometheus award for small- to mid-size company of the year.
“There were a lot of strong companies up for awards this year, and we are just so honored to win in two categories,” said Smith. “Thanks to our team for all of their hard work in making this happen.”