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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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.

Judi Eyles

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Center connects entrepreneurship, innovation resources for ISU students, faculty and alumni

For 25 years, the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship has filled an important role in supporting academic programs, experiential learning opportunities and championing business development.

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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.

Angela Shaw

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Dr. Angela Shaw

Innovative approaches lead to safer food supply. Dr. Shaw is an associate professor of food science and human nutrition and Extension specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University