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Kent Corporation Cuts Ribbon on Muscatine Soccer Complex Expansion

MUSCATINE, Iowa (June 14, 2019) — Local and state officials gathered with City of Muscatine staff, members of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the general public to officially open the expansion of the South Houser Street athletic facilities on Wednesday, June 5.

Kent Corporation Chairman of the Board and CEO Gage Kent stands alongside City of Muscatine leaders and community members to cut the ribbon on the 200-car parking lot expansion adjacent to the Muscatine Soccer Complex. The Kent Stein Foundation donated the land to the City of Muscatine.

Joining a growing list of recreational amenities on the South Houser Street corridor is the Houser Street Athletic Field Expansion that includes four multi-use athletic fields and a 200-car parking lot. The site is located just west of the Muscatine Soccer Complex and close to Kent Stein Park, the Muscatine Pollinator Park, and the Muscatine Dog Park. Four recreational trails also merge at this location.

Featured speaker for the event was Gage Kent, chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Corporation, who called the Houser Street Athletic Field Expansion the culmination of a 56 year story. 

“In 1963 this was just a great big farm,” Kent said. “There were a bunch of city leaders and people within the city that said you know this town needs a ballpark. So, in 1963 the Kent Stein Foundation, now the Kent Corporation Charitable Foundation, contributed 55 acres for the ball parks across the way (Kent Stein Park).”

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World’s Best Cat Litter to Donate up to One Million Pounds of Litter When Cat Lovers #GiveACrap

MUSCATINE, Iowa (June 5, 2019) — World’s Best Cat Litter™, produced by Kent Pet Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, is launching its largest charitable push to date by promising to donate up to one million pounds of litter to shelters if cat lovers share the hashtag #giveacrap on social media.

The campaign, which runs throughout June’s Adopt-A-Cat month, is part of the brand’s annual GiveLitter™ initiative — which makes it easy and free for people to donate much-needed litter to shelters across the United States.

Supporters will be asked to simply share the hashtag #giveacrap on their social media, along with a picture of their cat. For every post, World’s Best Cat Litter™ will donate one pound of its high-performance corn litter. Supporters can also participate by going online ( and wrapping a photo in a custom #GIVEACRAP photo frame and sharing it on social media. For every share of the custom frame, World’s Best Cat Litter™ will donate five pounds of litter.

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Kent Corporation Featured as Key Investor in Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

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.

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A Letter From Students at Iowa State University

Student Council members stand on the steps of Curtiss Hall on Iowa State University’s central campus.

AMES, Iowa (May 15, 2019) — The following is a letter from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council at Iowa State University. Kent Corporation supports the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council because Kent believes in supporting the future generation of innovators, who will share Kent’s mission of helping a growing world do more.

Dear Kent Corporation,

On behalf of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council at Iowa State University, I would like to thank you for your sponsorship over the 2018-2019 academic year.

It is because of your generosity that we have been able to host special events for students to learn about the purpose, passion and plethora of opportunities found in the agriculture industry. These events, including CALS Week on Campus, The Freshman/Transfer Barbecue and The National Ag Day Grill Out engaged thousands of Iowa State Students across many disciplines.

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Kent Corporation Employees Graduate from “Leadership Muscatine”

MUSCATINE, Iowa (May 7, 2019) — Kent Corporation, a worldwide leader in manufacturing corn-based products headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa recently had three employees graduate from Leadership Muscatine, a program that aims to develop tomorrow’s leaders to create a better community.

Kent Corporation covers 100 percent of the cost for its employees to participate in Leadership Muscatine. Leadership Muscatine’s Class of 2018-2019 includes Market Research Director Nathan Brewer of Kent Corporation, Department Supervisor Brian Brunson of Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) and Creative Design Coordinator Mike Shield of Kent Nutrition Group (KNG).

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