DES MOINES, Iowa (May 17, 2019) — Kent Corporation, a leader in agribusiness, has been an investor in the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator since its inauguration in 2017. The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Cultivation Corridor approached Kent Corporation, the parent company of Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), Kent Pet Group (KPG) and Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG), because of its established commitment to furthering innovation in agriculture across Iowa and the world.
Innovation is core to Kent Corporation. Recently, the company created an Innovation Team, tasked with fostering strategic development. The Innovation Team anticipates what the market and customers want in order to deliver on those needs before the market arrives. Additionally, in 2018, Kent opened the Kent Innovation Center at the Iowa State University Research Park, which complements the work being done by startups within the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator.