Our Investors


The Cornerstone of Our Accelerator

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator wouldn’t be possible without the leadership and commitment of its investors. These companies, and the individuals within them, are instrumental in the creation of the program, providing mentorship to the startups, and helping lead these growing agriculture businesses toward commercial viability. The Accelerator couldn’t fulfill its charter without this amazing group.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company

This company serves America’s farmers through a combination of financial strength, personal service, and Midwestern values. With an ongoing commitment and investment in farm insurance, their vision is to be a leading provider of financial security for America’s farmers through innovative insurance solutions.

Grinnell Mutual

Due to the strength of its valued relationships, Grinnell Mutual has succeeded in becoming the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.The company is committed to investing in the ideas and technologies of the future while maintaining the trust of its customers, agents, mutuals, and employees.

John Deere

John Deere is an agriculture, construction, and forestry machinery company with core values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation offered in every product, service, and opportunity offered.

Kent Corporation

Kent Corporation is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds and the manufacture of food products.

Corteva Agriscience

As a global leader in seed and crop protection, and with a rapidly expanding digital business platform, Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world an expansive lineup of products and technologies that help maximize yields and increase their bottom line. Corteva’s portfolio of businesses encompasses some of the most recognized brands in the ag industry, including Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant seeds and Corteva Agriscience™ Crop Protection products.

Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Sukup is the world’s largest family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment, and pre-engineered metal buildings. Our products are built by people whose mission is to protect the world’s grain supply.

Guide AgriTech Startups to Success

Interested in participating as an investor?

We would love to hear more information about your company and how you can help us help our startups flourish.

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Cultivation Corridor.