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Research community on south edge of Ames campus welcomes newest tenant, Ag Leader Technology Inc.

December 19, 2019

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GROWING TECH: ISU Research Park is an incubator for new businesses and technology, providing access to a vast array of resources at the university.

The Iowa State University Research Park recently added Ag Leader Technology Inc. as a strategic partner. “Ag Leader is an outstanding addition to our research park family,” says Rick Sanders, ISURP president. “Ag Leader is an example of an innovative startup company that has grown to the significant firm it is today. The park is home to a wide variety of innovative businesses, and Ag Leader is a perfect fit.”

As a strategic partner of ISURP, Ag Leader will have access to a vast network of resources, including the opportunity to further develop partnerships with faculty, staff and students at ISU. The company has already constructed its own building, so it isn’t a formal research park tenant; however, being a partner will allow increased collaboration across both the research park community and the university.

Incubator for new businesses

ISURP is a growing incubator for new technology, and new and expanding businesses. “We are pleased to join ISU Research Park and be part of this system,” says Sean Ealy, Ag Leader marketing director. “The park’s strong connection with ISU will be a strong asset to our future development and growth.”

Ag Leader is a technology innovator of precision ag hardware and software. Based in Ames, it is a manufacturer and marketer of industry-leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products to help growers and ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. Visit agleader.com to learn more.

Source: ISURP, which is solely responsible for information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

Premier Crop has new leader

Premier Crop Systems has a new president and CEO. Darren Fehr succeeds Dan Frieberg, who is transitioning to retirement. Frieberg will remain active as vice president of technical services.

Barry Schaffter, chair of the board of directors, says, “Our board is very pleased with this leadership transition, which will continue to build on the strength Premier Crop has developed in the marketplace.”

In business since 1999 and founded by Frieberg, Premier Crop Systems is a precision ag data processing and analysis firm headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Entering its 20th year, “Premier Crop will continue to build on the momentum we created,” Frieberg says. “I’ll continue to help our customers use their data to make better decisions that lead to higher yields, increased profits and more sustainable practices. Our customers include retailers, agronomists and growers interested in discovering new knowledge that can be used to make better crop planning, production and marketing decisions.”

Fehr joined the firm in early 2018 and helped it grow the past two years. “Premier Crop thrives on seeing our customers exceed their expectations,” Fehr says. “My goal is to be clearly focused on developing our Elite Advisor Network, so our products and services continue to be in high demand by farmers.”

Visit premiercrop.com to learn more.

Source: Premier Crop, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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