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.

Katy Landt headshot

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Safe Ag Systems CEO and Co-Founder Katy Landt Reflects on Her Cultivo Experience

Safe Ag Systems CEO and Co-founder Katy Landt graduated from the six-week Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program.

Amos Petersen, FarrPro

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FarrPro Innovates to Apply Cutting Edge Technologies to Agriculture and Livestock Production

FarrPro was founded by Amos Petersen in 2016 to develop the idea that became the Haven, which creates an efficient microclimate to keep piglets warm, safe, and healthy inside farrowing barns.

Jim Register BioConnect Iowa

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BioConnect Iowa Supports Translation of Innovation to Commercial Success

BioConnect Iowa focuses efforts in four key areas: biobased products/chemicals, precision and digital agriculture, vaccines and immunotherapeutics, and medical devices.

Dr. Todd Krone

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Iowa Startup Takes Revolutionary Approach to Plant Pollination

PowerPollen developed a first-of-its-kind scalable technology to successfully collect corn pollen, preserve it, and then apply it at the proper time to overcome the inefficiencies of natural processes.

ISU students and instructor inspecting meat

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Meats Laboratory at Iowa State is Essential to Modern Animal Science

The Meat Science program began in the early 1900s to provide education to farmers butchering their own livestock.

Michael Ott, Rantizo

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Rantizo Expands Uses of Drones in Agriculture

Rantizo has developed a unique drone technology that delivers targeted spraying for a variety of agricultural applications.