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GPC Honored with 2019 Friend of Food Science and Human Nutrition Award

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.

Grain Processing Corporation accepts the 2019 Friend of FSHN Award. Pictured from left to right, Nathan Brewer, Kent Corporation Director, Marketing Enterprise Innovation; Kelly Belknap, GPC Applications Scientist; Tonya Armstrong, GPC Senior Applications Scientist; Jeff Underwood, Kent Corporation Vice President, Enterprise Innovation.

“The 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.

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Kent Nutrition Group Donates Animal Feed to Camp Courageous

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.

Uriel Moore, Camp Courageous Nature Director with the animals at the year-round recreation and respite-care facility. The animals are fed with donated Kent feed.

“KNG’s 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.”

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Kent Corporation Donates $10,000 to New ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office

MUSCATINE, 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.

A ribbon cutting at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office marks the grand opening of a new location on October 10, 2019.
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Kent Corporation Helps Iowa State University Break Ground on New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

Ground was broken Sept. 13 for Iowa State University’s new feed mill and grain science complex. Kent Corporation CEO and chairman of the board stands with officials at the groundbreaking ceremony. Pictured, from left to right: Larissa Holtmyer Jones, president, ISU Foundation; Daniel J. Robison, dean, ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Jim Rouse, executive director, Iowa Crop Improvement Association; Gage Kent, CEO, Kent Corporation; Roger Zylstra, president, Iowa Corn Promotion Board; Charles Sukup, president, Sukup Manufacturing Co.; Jim Hughes, general manager, CPM; and Wendy Wintersteen, ISU President.

AMES, Iowa (September 16, 2019) — Iowa State University broke ground Friday, Sept. 13, to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa).

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.

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Grain Processing Corporation Contributes $10,000 to Youth First

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.

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