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Kent Corporation Hosts Youth to Spark Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

4th grade students in the Muscatine School District learn about STEAM at the Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) Product Development Center.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 30, 2019) — Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, recently hosted more than fifty students at its Product Development Center in collaboration with Muscatine Community College’s STEAM into MCC program.

The program aims to get fourth graders interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. With the world’s population projected to be a staggering 9.6 billion in the next 30 years, Kent Corporation is committed to creating innovative solutions for food production and providing early opportunities for younger generations to get involved in the process in fun and impactful ways.

Students ask Swine Herdsman Tyler Treimer questions about life on the farm.

“We recognize how important it is for the future generation to learn not only about the key ways livestock and corn contribute to feeding a growing world, but also that they experience how fun it is to get outside and be a kid,” said Carol Reynolds, Corporate Spokesperson for Kent Corporation. “We support the next generation of innovators and are proud to promote STEAM any way we can.

KNG Supervisor Brandt Bohling led a tour of their 150-acre Product Development Center. The students were taught about how livestock is fed and were allowed to view up close, a two-day-old calf as well as two eight-week old pigs. They were encouraged to ask questions about how farm life relates to STEAM and to explore parts of the center grounds.

“We hope to spark a passion for farming and food production in these students, to foster our mission of providing sustainable, nutritious food and ingredients to our customers,” said Bohling.

Kent Corporation’s expertise in agriculture, technology, land and livestock-management strategies enables them to inform the next generation of high-skilled agricultural workers and better prepare them for modern day farming jobs.

A student gets an answer to question written in her journal after talking with Supervisor Brandt Bohling.

More than fifty students were able to look at a two-day old calf at the STEAM into MCC event hosted by Kent Nutrition Group.

 

Students admire livestock at the Kent Nutrition Group Product Development Center.

Students were able to climb on hay bails and get up into a tractor at the STEAM into MCC event hosted by Kent Nutrition Group.

About Kent Corporation

Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food and beverage products. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent family and led by third generation family member, Gage A. Kent. Kent serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people in its 23 locations across 13 states and three countries.