Wall of Fame
Featured here are Iowa State University alumni businesses.
640 Labs is a precision farming platform that collects, analyzes and distributes data, effectively optimizing farming operations. 640 Labs were the founders of what's now referred to as the FieldView Drive.
AA Commodities and Investments is a commodity brokerage that aides farmers in managing price risk. They provide a daily Morning Market Update newsletter that spotlights recent market news as well as fundamental data. (Trading in futures products entails significant risks of loss)
AgriPeril provides personalized risk management and marketing strategies for farmers and their operations.
AgroGraph delivers accurate and timely information on crop yields and other agricultural production information by combining satellite observations, weather data and machine learning algorithms into field-scale forecasts.
Alliance Technologies Group is a company that provides high performance signal-processing solutions for wireless manufacturing.
Elevating livestock biosecurity through the advancement and simplification of innovative product solutions.
Baitinger helps clients manage and enhance their internal customer data while also creating targeted prospect lists.
Becker Underwood was a chemical company that made a colorant to use in Round Up to allow farmers to see where they applied the product. The company grew to provide other specialty colorant products to the Ag, Turf and Golf, Forestry, Aquatics and other specialty markets.
Bessie's Parlor hosts quarterly ice cream socials to promote social justice initiatives.
Big Cobb Enterprises, LLC is a custom hauling business based in southern Minnesota specializing in manure transport. With 3 offload manure tankers we are able to transport manure to fields farther from the barns more efficiently, helping farmers spread excess fertilizer to fields farther away.
Cambridge Technologies is an independent owner-operated custom vaccine company working with veterinarians and livestock producers to provide solutions to animal health problems. Diagnostic services include: Metagenomics, Sequencing, PCR, Culture & Sensitivity, Serology and Histopathology testing.
ChopLocal is an online marketplace that makes it easy for farmers and butchers to connect with modern meateaters. We simplify the process from farm-to-fork, support small businesses, and provide the best-tasting meat around.
Industrial Engineering Software
Continuum Ag provides soil health consulting to farmers and agricultural companies, around the world, by quantifying and improving soil health. With improved soils, agriculturalists can fit into sustainable ag markets, improve land valuations, improve environmental impact, and boost on-farm profit!
Automated commodity contract pricing models and trading.
DejaBrew is a small town coffee shop with all of the offerings of a big city owned by Colin and Liz Hoppe. DejaBrew offers gourmet coffee drinks, smoothies, baked goods and full lunch menu. They focus on excellent, personalized customer service to go with every order.
Connects swine producers to critical barn-level information by enabling precision livestock farming and remove management of livestock facilities.
Double Dipped Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe is owned and operated by twins sisters, Stacey Noe and Sara Hillebrand, along with their husbands. The business serves a full coffee and ice cream menu, along with sandwiches and soups daily.
Electronic commerce applications for agricultural businesses.
Eagle's Catch, LLLP is an aquaculture production company located in Ellsworth, IA. It's indoor, on land, and intensive production system is one of the world's largest. Eagle's Catch produces and sells high-quality Tilapia for traditional retail and ethnic live markets across North America.
Farmers Risk is a software platform that consolidates a farmer's risk portfolio in one easy to use place, provides decision support tools, and offers low-cost futures and options trades directly from their risk dashboard.
Online search portal and analysis tools for land real estate.
FarmToys4You sells a wide variety of farm toys online through a company website, Instagram, and Facebook. Most products are 1/64 scale toys with an inventory consisting of model tractors, farm equipment, semis, pickups, cars, as well as model buildings, animals and other display items.
Goats On The Go applies targeted goat grazing to sustainably manage unwanted and invasive vegetation on customers' properties. Goats On The Go also produces and distributes what its founders believe to be the most sustainable meat on Earth, shipping goat meat cuts to consumer doorsteps nationwide.
Raising 100% grass-fed beef on a century family farm from birth to harvest, Grand View Beef focuses on environment, genetics, and practices to ensure the animal has a stress-free life resulting in a superior product. Available direct to consumer, in grocery stores, and in restaurants across Iowa.
GWT uses micoalgae to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater.
Harrisvaccines, now sold to Merck Animal Health, was a company focusing on herd-specific vaccines. Harrisvaccines are most commonly known for their PEDv product for swine.
Harvest Capital searches for unique agricultural investment opportunities to provide investors with diversity and the potential for out sized returns.
Hightail Delivery is an online platform for customers to place orders for fresh, locally-produced food products to be delivered to their doorstep. Hightail Delivery partners with local food producers to offer customers a wide array of locally-grown food items including it's own beef and ice cream.
Katwater Transport is a trucking company based in Anamosa, IA. They haul gain, livestock and other materials.
KinoSol is a Specific Benefit Corporation with a focus on decreasing food waste on a global scale via food waste reduction technology. KinoSol’s first product, the Orenda, is a small-scale, solar-powered food dehydrator designed for farmers and families in developing countries.
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is a third-generation, family-owned company serving farmers in the Upper Midwest with most diverse lineup of genetics, traits and technologies; Seed-2-Soil® agronomic services and independent research – all delivered with personal service and the highest quality standards.
LunchSox provides meals for kids during weekends and other school breaks by providing funding from sock sales to existing meal programs. Lunchsox is in the process of developing a farm-to-foot supply chain in which all materials can be traced directly to their farm of origin.
MasterGrass serves the Ankeny, Ames and surrounding areas by providing the following services: landscaping, hardscapes, mowing, fertilization, weed control, and much more!
Midland Co. is a land-based company raising sustainable, ethical, and delicious seafood. Using innovative Algae-Based™ RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) technology, Midland Co. strives to be stewards of the environment.
Nebullam is a product-as-a-service company, providing High Pressure Aeroponics (HPA) growing units, paired with artificial intelligence. Their technology is designed for commercial producers in leafy green, microgreen, and pharmaceutical production, as well plant R&D.
Nobl Labs, now Boehringer Engleheim Vetmedica Inc., produces vaccines and pharmaceuticals for swine, dogs, cats, equine and cattle. Their mission is to find solutions for global animal health challenges.
Quam & Associates have provided financial related services to predominately ag related business, farms and ag lenders in the central U.S.. Services include analysis, feasibility projections, restructures, fund sourcing, accounting, bill paying, payroll etcetera for 30 years.
Performance Livestock Analytics aims to help livestock producers become more sustainable and profitable. Their precision ag application combines today’s cloud-based technologies with on-farm information, bringing big data solutions to the livestock industry.
PowerPollen preserves and enhances crop production by enabling superior pollination systems.
Assembly Factory PLM Software
PSD Technologies is dedicated to fulfilling ventilation and other electronic and control needs for the poultry, swine, and dairy industries. They provide controls and equipment to maintain desired temperature and climate in animal facilities and monitor all conditions and data to optimize production
Red Rock Farms, located in Oelwein, IA, is a fifth generation farm featuring not only livestock and crop production, but also its unique, annual attraction - Fall Fest. During the fall months, guests can visit the farm to see a unique collection of animals, petting zoo and enjoy the pumpkin patch.
Located at Red Rock Farms, in Oelwein, IA, is Red Rock Ruff House, open annually for boarding, daycare and grooming of cats and dogs.
Sabanto is a farming-as-a-service company that provides total turn-key agriculture services, utilizing our supervised autonomous equipment platform.
ScoutPro is a crop scouting software for ag retailers, independent agronomists, growers, and seed businesses. Customers use the software to provide consistent, accurate, and timely identification and records of infield issues throughout the growing season and use these records in the future.
Smart Ag's products allow any machine on the farm to run autonomously, connect to the cloud, be monitored, and controlled from anywhere in the world. This cutting-edge technology, reduces the number of skilled operators required, allowing farmers to become more efficient and profitable.
Soil Concepts Inc fulfills EPA/environmental regulations on construction sites. We monitor jobs to make sure sites are adequately stabilized and sediment transfer isn't taking place. We handle all installation of BMPs (best management practices) to keep sites in satisfactory order.
SoilSerdem produces continuous high-quality soil fertility maps at up to one-half of the typical market cost compared to existing products (>50%), which enables agronomists to save >30% time and 50% cost.
Strong Source Ag is an ag retailer of Pioneer Hybrid seed, cover crop seed, and in the future Crop Insurance.