Ag Startup Engine Secures Program and Investment Funding for Five Years

Kent Corporation CEO touts Iowa as providing necessary ingredients for startup ag businesses to succeed; says Kent is proud to support Ag Startup Engine linking industries, communities and country.

AMES, Iowa (February 9, 2021) – Ag Startup Engine, located in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, announced they have increased their investor-member base and are planning to accept into their program and invest in up to 45 startups in the agriculture and food technology space over the next five years.

“We’ve essentially set out to triple our efforts by doubling the investor base,” said Joel Harris, Executive Director of Ag Startup Engine (ASE). “We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done the last four years, including working with startups who have created over 140 high-tech jobs and have gone on to either exit to publicly traded strategic partners or raise over $30 million in follow-on funding. While our hypothesis to support early-stage founders seems to align with the agtech investment market, there is still more we can do.”

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2021 Young Artists at the Figge Open Now, Features Muscatine Students, Sponsored by Kent Corporation

KENT CORPORATION (March 3, 2021) – More than 100 Muscatine Community School District elementary students have their art on display at the renowned Figge now through Sunday, March 7, 2021. All visitors will be able to view the art at no cost, thanks to the support of Kent Corporation.

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Kent Precision Foods Group Launching Two New Additions to Frostline® Frozen Treats

KENT PRECISION FOODS GROUP (February 22, 2021) – Kent Precision Foods Group, a member of the Kent Corporation family of companies, is launching two new additions to its Frostline® Frozen Treats portfolio of soft serve flavors – enter Birthday Cake and Pink Cotton Candy.  

An extensive brand awareness and sampling campaign, happening now, is set to bring excitement and buzz to the 2021 marketplace. ​​​​​​​

“The launch of our two new flavors, Birthday Cake and Pink Cotton Candy, couldn’t come at a better time,” said Kevin Loiselle, Kent Precision Foods Group Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Spring and Summer will be here before we know it and, beyond being delicious, our soft serve provides our valued customers a product that has a great shelf life and creates less waste than ready-to-use alternatives.”  

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World’s Best Cat Litter™ Donates One Million Pounds Of Litter With Help From Cat Lovers Across The Country

GiveLitter™​​​​​​​ campaign hits major milestone thanks to big support from cat owners, shelters, celebrities and more

MUSCATINE, Iowa (December 21, 2020) — World’s Best Cat Litter™ is sending a million thanks to cat lovers all across the country after reaching its goal of donating one million pounds of naturally safe litter to shelters in need.

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Kent Corporation Partners with Friends of the Musser Public Library

MUSCATINE, Iowa (November 18, 2020) — Life in Muscatine, Iowa from 120 years ago is brought to life through the lens of renowned photographer Oscar Grossheim in an all-new 2021 calendar on sale now to benefit reading in Muscatine.  Kent Corporation partnered with Friends of the Musser Public Library to create the wall calendar, which features more than a dozen throwback images taken by Grossheim in the early 1900’s. 

“Many people may not realize the rich history that exists right here in Muscatine,” said Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation Corporate Spokesperson. “We are very lucky to have thriving businesses today, but the building blocks of our reality were set into place long ago. The Oscar Grossheim collection of images is a treasure that sheds light on this history and Kent Corporation is proud to support it.”

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