Horticulture and Forestry

Summit Agricultural Group

Founded in 1990 by entrepreneur and agribusiness pioneer Bruce Rastetter, Summit Agricultural Group is a diverse farming, agricultural investment and farm management company headquartered in Alden, Iowa. Summit’s diverse operations include successful row crop, beef cattle and pork farms in the U.S. and a growing presence in the South American biofuels market.

Story County Conservation Board

Connecting people with nature and improving natural resources -- making Story County a great place to live, work, and recreate. SCC manages over 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas for outdoor recreation and takes an active role in developing and managing wildlife habitat throughout the county, including assistance to private landowners. SCC also oversees the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work. Our goals are to help young people from diverse backgrounds become more connected to the environment, engaged in conservation, involved in the community and prepared for future employment.

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.

Historic Wagner Farm

Where history meets education Step back in time to farm life from decades past. Our 18.6 acre Historic Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first-hand “the way things used to be.” Learn about the farm’s livestock Attend seasonal special events Discover the many crops grown on the farm Explore the many interactive exhibits in the farm’s Heritage Center Learn about where the food we eat comes from In addition to the cows in the pasture, Historic Wagner Farm has chickens, draft horses, and pigs as well as a restored farmhouse and barn and the award-winning Historic Wagner Farm Heritage Center. The Heritage Center contains interactive exhibits where you can learn about farming from the early 20th century through the present, “shop through history” at our 1930’s Grocery Store or purchase a souvenir of your visit from our Museum Store.If your kids think that milk comes in a carton, corn comes in a can and chicken comes in a cellophane wrapped package, it’s time for a visit to the Historic Wagner Farm. Interactive Silo Exhibit Always wondered what’s inside those silos you see on farms and what they’re for? Learn all about it at the Historic Wagner Farm’s new interactive and educational silo exhibit inside the Heritage Center. You can: Turn the crank of a silage machine and watch “corn plants” delivered to the top Learn about the history of silos and silage through informative photos and displays Build your own miniature silos of wood, brick and metal using customized building blocks Step inside an actual two-story silo In development for two years, the exhibit was made possible when farm staff rescued a two-story silo artifact that was was being decommissioned from the Sauder Village Museum in Archbold, Ohio.The silo exhibit is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.The Historic Wagner Farm Team

ISU CALS Global Programs

The mission of the CALS study abroad office is to ensure students have high quality international academic opportunities through support to faculty who develop and integrate these opportunities into their curriculum, support to students including advising and guiding them in the pre-trip, trip and post-trip phases, scholarships to assist students in paying for these opportunities, and the establishment of partnerships with universities and other institutions abroad.

Bachman's

Bachman's has been in business since 1885, when founder Henry Bachman, Sr., planted potatoes, lettuce, onions, and squash on a plot of land in south Minneapolis. Today, that plot contains the firm's headquarters and acres of floral, gift, garden, and landscaping departments, and Bachman's has grown to be one of the largest traditional floral and nursery operations in the world. From 1885 to 1914, Bachman's raised vegetables, until Albert Bachman, one of Henry's five sons, made the now far-reaching decision to grow flowers rather than vegetables in one of the greenhouses. Throughout the 1920s, flowers were phased in and vegetables were phased out. In the mid-1920s, the first Bachman's retail store was built on the Lyndale site. Albert Bachman also chose the company's distinctive color when a paper salesman presented him with three color choices. Albert chose purple--much to the salesperson's dismay--because no other company wanted to use purple as a company color.old

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