Fun at Pine Lake Corn Processors

Jul 11, 2022


Innovative Ag provides many learning opportunities throughout the summer inernship program. The PLCP tour and educational presentations are just one of the many things IAS does to make the summer the best!

This year, IAS has three great interns (2 agronomy, 1 feed) all pusuing agricultural degrees at Iowa State University. Each year, interns get the opportunity to tour our ethanol plant, Pine Lake Corn Processors in Steamboat Rock, IA, as well as hear from some of our executive team on trending topics in the industry!

Jason Stephens, safety and maintenance of PLCP gave the detailed tour of the ethanol plant. He explained the different processes of the plant and how the grain is stored and transported to different areas of the plant. 

Following the tour, interns traveled to Cedar Falls to finish up the day with presentations from Human Resources, Operations and Precision Ag management. It was a great learning opportunity for all!

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Aug 04,2022
What have some of our agronomists been up to? Testing out some fun and new equipment in Waukon!

Innovative Ag recently purchased a DJI Drone T-30! This is a drone specifically used for crop spraying. Its mapping technology and targeting spraying is best used for tough fields where large sprayers can miss some spots. 

We are so excited to learn more about this new technology and how it can help with application needs.
Jul 29,2022
A number of exhibitors showing at the Jones County Fair this year were feed customers and many received a ribbon on showing day. IAS is thrilled to be part of successful livestock production and continues to strive toward success for our customers every single day. 

Below are this year's winners who proudly represent IAS feed:
  • Katelyn Kurt, Cascade
    • Champion 2nd Yr. Bucket Bottle Beef
    • Reserve Champion Junior Beef Bucket Bottle
  • Trenton Smith, Cascade
    • Reserve Champion County Bred & Raised Steer Div. 3
  • Levi Lynch, Cascade
    • Reserve Champion Market Stock
  • Paige Rickels, Monticello
    • Champion Registered Heifers - Maintainer
  • Gracie Pinckney, Martelle
    • Reserve Champion County Bred & Raised Commercial
  • Sydney Sparks, Monticello
    • Champion Supreme Cow
    • Champion Ayrshire
    • Champion Ayrshire 2-yr-old Cow
    • Champion Ayrshire Senior
    • Champion Milking Shorthorn
    • Champion Milking Shorthorn Junior
    • Champion Guernsey
    • Champion Guernsey Senior Calf
    • Champion Guernsey Junior Yearling
    • Reserve Champion Guernsey
  • Samuel Stecklein, Bernard
    • Champion Junior Beef Bucket/Bottle
  • Clara Hosch, Cascade
    • Overall Reserve Champion
    • Jr. Western Horse
    • Champion Jr. Western Horse
    • Champion Jr. Western Walk-Trot
    • Champion Jr. Western Horse Pleasure
  • Ryan Schnoor, Monticello
    • Champion Pony Halter
    • Reserve Champion Intermediate Ranch Walk-Trot
  • Will Wolken, Monticello
    • Overall Reserve Champion Halter
    • Overall Reserve Champion Sr. Western Horse
    • Reserve Champion 4-yr-old & Over Stock Type Halter Mare
    • Reserve Champion Sr. Showman
    • Reserve Champion Sr. Western Walk-Trot
    • Reserve Champion Sr. Western Horse Pleasure
Jul 22,2022
Meet one of our Summer Agronomy Interns, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth is a junior studying agricultural business at Iowa State University. She grew up on her family's farm in Alden, IA where she raised sheep. Elizabeth's passion for agriculture stems from her involvement in 4-H and FFA. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time in the show barn, being out on the lake and hunting!

When we asked Elizabeth why she chose to intern with IAS she said, "It's close to home and I know many farmers who work with IAS and say great things. I thought it would be a great opportunity to branch into a side of agriculture I've never been a part of."

If you see Elizabeth at an IAS location or out on your operation, be sure to say hello!