General Agribusiness

Pinnacle

Pinnacle, a comprehensive agronomic and environmental consulting firm, offers years of experience in environmental and regulatory compliance for livestock producers. Our mission is to offer our knowledge and experience in environmental and regulatory compliance and develop ag-input synergies that result in lower input costs and higher net revenues for our clients. Being a locally owned and operated business, we strive to offer our fellow neighbors a solid and profitable partnership.

NEW Cooperative Inc.

In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources. The direction came from two local co-ops—one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum. Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too. Knowledgeable employees attracted by our vision and sense of mission help NEW Cooperative customers know what’s merely inventive and which innovations make strong economic sense. As a result, we’re always achieving something NEW!

ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI) was established in 2005 with a $1.6 million gift from Roger and Connie Underwood. The Underwood’s understand and recognize the importance of entrepreneurship and wish to empower undergraduates, faculty and staff with the entrepreneurial tools needed to start their own business ventures. Since its launch, the AgEI program has seen abundant growth in students and outreach programs. More than 300 students participate in events each year, allowing them to experience entrepreneurship first-hand. Outreach efforts have expanded to include an annual Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference (EAEC) as well as partnership opportunities through international and domestic courses.

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. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent Family and led by Gage A. Kent as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Operating subsidiaries of Kent Corporation include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group, all headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, and Kent Precision Foods Group, St. Louis, Missouri. The entire family of companies has approximately 2,000 employees and does business in the US, Canada, and throughout the world.

Bartlett, a Savage Company

Bartlett, a Savage Company is a diverse, growth-oriented agribusiness. Our principal businesses are grain merchandising, flour milling, and feed manufacturing. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, we have facilities and offices in 9 states and Mexico. We are more than 100 years old and still family owned and managed. At Bartlett, we are committed to providing our Customers unmatched service and finding ways to meet their business needs. Our market expertise and logistics capabilities enable us to connect producers and consumers in the most efficient and cost effective ways possible. We are dedicated to delivering quality products on time, every time. Integrity is a fundamental part of Bartlett’s culture—it stands behind our commitment to our Customers and to our Team Members. Honesty and reliability underlie all of our business relationships. Bartlett is financially strong and highly disciplined.

Farmers Win Cooperative

Farmers Win Cooperative is a 14-location cooperative servicing members and customers in Northeast Iowa and Southeast Minnesota. Fredericksburg Farmers Coop and Winnishiek Coop merged on August 1st, 2014 to form FWC, which is governed by a 10 person board of directors. Services include grain, agronomy, feed, and fuel; with annual sales of $170 million. We employ 156 full and part-time employees. Eleven grain locations handle 19 million bushels of grain annually. With four fuel locations and a convenience store, 8 million gallons of fuel and propane are sold annually.

Gavilon

Some companies turn their backs on volatility and tough challenges. We charge forward. Some companies manage their business to avoid defeat. We manage ours to ensure mutual victories. Some companies see feed, food and fuel as nothing more than essentials to survive. We see them as the potential to thrive. At Gavilon, it's anything but business as usual. We leverage our industry expertise and a vast physical distribution network to effectively connect producers and consumers of agricultural commodities. At each stage of the supply chain, we look for opportunities to decrease costs, speed time to market and realize greater operational efficiencies. We greet each day ready for a challenge. We don't settle for the status quo. And we strive to earn your business day after day. Regardless of the external forces affecting our business, we Thrive On.

Landus Cooperative

Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa, that has a global reach and a local touch with about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities in Iowa and Minnesota, and approximately 7,000 member-owners. Our diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with approximately 40 agronomists on staff, a proprietary, AcreEdge®, a member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; and corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa, which manufactures SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.

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