Last week, I asked about the history of innovation in the region now known as Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
You definitely delivered. Here are just a few examples I heard:
Thank you, to all who commented! Look for more on these stories in the coming weeks – I hope it will be both informative and entertaining to look at this rich history together.
That leads me into this week’s question: What innovations in agriculture have roots in our region?
I’m interested in both historic developments as well as cutting-edge innovations of today.
Consider Kinze Manufacturing: a family company that has been making farm equipment since the 1960s, and recently released a self-driving tractor. I’m visiting Williamsburg on Wednesday to learn more about how the company maintains a culture of innovation.
Iowa has always been a leader in agriculture. As the world’s population continues to grow and sustainability remains an issue, it will be as relevant as ever. What unique strengths does our region have, that we can execute on better than anyone else?
I would love to hear any examples of innovation in agriculture. Comment below or drop me a line:firstname.lastname@example.org
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