AMES, Iowa(November 5, 2019) — Grain Processing Corporation was recently honored with the 2019 Friend of Food Science and Human Nutrition Award, presented by the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
contributions [Grain Processing Corporation] has provided to FSHN (Food Science
and Human Nutrition) students and faculty over the years made [Grain Processing
Corporation] the perfect candidate for this award,” said Ruth MacDonald,
Professor and Chair of the Department of FSHN at ISU.
Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) and its parent company, Kent Corporation collaborate with ISU in many ways. It is a core value across Kent Corporation to work for the win-win; investing in the future generation of researchers, thought-leaders and champions of the food industry, supports Kent’s vision to be a recognized leader in sustainable and nutritious foods and ingredients for the whole family.
Donated animal feed to Iowa special needs camp helps campers explore world around them
MONTICELLO, Iowa (October 30, 2019) — Camp Courageous’ exceptional mission is assisted by Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, through donations of animal feed. This commitment by KNG, through its social impact program KNG GIVES will help the year-round recreation and respite-care facility continue to care for animals that provide an amazing activity geared toward empowering campers to explore the world around them through hands-on learning experiences.
goal is to be a trusted manufacturer of animal nutrition and we are proud that
Kent feed fuels the animals at Camp Courageous,” said Mike Gauss, President of
Kent Nutrition Group. “The impact the camp has on thousands of individuals
lasts well beyond their stay and we are grateful to contribute to that
experience. Feeding the animals is one small piece of what goes into the
amazing organization that is Camp Courageous.”
Iowa (October 14, 2019) — Kent Corporation donated $10,000 to support a new Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office. A ribbon
cutting on October 10 marked the grand opening of the facility, located at 1601
Plaza Place in Muscatine.
“Kent Corporation’s investment in the Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office Remodel has
allowed us to build financial stability and programmatic capacity through the
ownership of our office,” said Krista Regennitter, County Extension Director.
Every year, more than 1 million Iowans directly
benefit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational programs
for economic grown, healthy families, thriving communities and sustainable
environments. Kent Corporation was recognized as a Lavendar Rosette Donor for its donation.
The site will be located on 10 acres of university-owned land southwest of the intersection of Highway 30 and State Avenue in Ames. The complex will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures, grain storage bins, warehouse and an educational building with classrooms.
Completion of the complex is expected during the summer of 2021.
Kent Corporation provided the naming commitment of $8 million in 2017. Other lead commitments for the project were provided By the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, which committed $4 million; and Sukup Manufacturing Co., which committed $2 million of in-kind support. In May, a $2.6 million commitment was made by California Pellet Mill (CPM) of Waterloo.
WASHINGTON, Indiana (August 19, 2019) – Youth First, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana program that works to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors in students is the beneficiary of a $10,000 donation by Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) in Washington, Indiana.
Youth First partners with Indiana school districts located in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties to embed social workers, mentors and prevention coaches in school buildings to help students at risk for substance abuse, suicide, violence and harmful behaviors.
GPC is a
subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.