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Innovation Profiles

Innovation is the reason we are a recognized world leader in ag. Every day the stories and triumphs of Iowa innovators inspire new generations of ag leaders.

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Strengthening Iowa’s homegrown bioscience industry

While Iowa is known around the world for growing crops and livestock, BioConnect Iowa is working to ensure that the state is also a global leader in growing new bioscience ideas into commercial reality.

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George Washington Carver leaves legacy of inspiration and innovation

We’re taking a different approach to this month’s Innovation Profile to focus on one of Iowa’s most famous scientists who left a legacy of innovation and discovery at Iowa State University and around the world through his resilience and love of learning, research and service.

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Unique perspective, collaborative approach drives innovation for MacArthur Fellowship recipient

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Mike Paustian on innovations in pork production

Mike Paustian may have turned in his lab coat when he left his job as a microbiology research scientist to return to his family’s farm, but that focus on research and constant improvement continues to drive how he raises pigs and crops in east-central Iowa.

Mitchell Hora - Continuum Ag Innovation Profile

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Sustainability for Soils, Farms the Focus for Continuum Ag

In the fall of 2015, Hora started Continuum Ag as an agricultural consulting company focused on supporting farmers with services such as soil sampling and fertility recommendations.

Emily Schmitt - Innovation Profile

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Next Generation Continues to Focus on Innovation at Sukup Manufacturing Co

As a member of the third generation of family leadership, Emily Sukup shares how the company stays focused on delivering innovative solutions to customer needs, and why its Iowa location provides an advantage.

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