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.

Peoples Company

A leading provider of land brokerage, land management, and land investment and appraisal services throughout the United States, Peoples Company’s vision is to create opportunities for landowners by being resourceful and influential in the global land business.

DuPont Pioneer

DuPoint Pioneer is the leading supplier of plant genetics to farmers worldwide, using the science of the lab and land to maximize productivity and sustainability of the world’s farmland. They believe in operating with fairness, honesty, and openness with all stakeholders, from customers and business partners to employees and investors.

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.