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.
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 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 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 AgriscienceTM is the agricultural division of DowDuPont and provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched BrevantTM Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies.
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
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The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Cultivation Corridor.