Tracy Uhlman hired as the Senior Director of Strategy and Project Management
DES MOINES, IOWA – America’s Cultivation Corridor has announced the hiring of Tracy Uhlman as Senior Director of Strategy and Project Management. She will lead key Corridor initiatives, including the Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program, as well as manage marketing programs and collaborations for the organization.
Investors and partners of America’s Cultivation Corridor are working together to accelerate the development of new technologies, strengthen Iowa’s ag bioscience workforce, and attract economic development, all focused on meeting the challenge of feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way.
“As the agriculture and bioscience sectors continue to innovate and grow in Iowa, we are looking forward to building on the success of the Cultivo Global Ag Innovation program and other initiatives,” said Billi Hunt. “We are excited for Tracy to bring her combination of agricultural industry experience and leadership track record to help take our programs and collaborations to the next level.”
Uhlman brings strong leadership and management experience from a number of roles at John Deere, including Go-To-Market Manager for Embedded Technology, such as GPS receivers, in-cab displays and related technology, as well as Training Development Supervisor for production and precision agricultural equipment.
“I am excited to be joining America’s Cultivation Corridor and working with innovators within the startup ecosystem here in Iowa as well as internationally,” said Uhlman. “I am looking forward to expanding the existing Cultivo program to continue showcasing Iowa’s agricultural leadership and to help attract companies and workforce to the state.”
She earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Iowa, and a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Technology and Management from Washington State University. Uhlman and her husband Josh, live near Madrid, Iowa, and enjoy being outdoors with their children. They also raise corn and soybeans in central Iowa with their family.
Investors in America’s Cultivation Corridor include Iowa State University, Corteva Agriscience, Deere & Company, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Hy-Vee, Iowa Pork Producers, Kent Corporation, MidAmerican Energy, Ames Economic Development Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Iowa Farm Bureau, ISG, Kemin, Land O’Lakes, Inc., REG, and Sukup Manufacturing, Co.
About America’s Cultivation Corridor
Focused on further developing and marketing the world-renowned agricultural and bioscience economy in Iowa, America’s Cultivation Corridor is building on a rich history of innovation to accelerate value-added agriculture business development by attracting companies, talent and capital from across the globe to the state. Representing a diverse public-private coalition of stakeholders including Iowa State University, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Ames Chamber of Commerce, nonprofits and private sector companies from across the region and state, the Cultivation Corridor is one of the nation’s foremost cluster-based economic development organizations. For more information, visit CultivationCorridor.org.
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