Kevin Kimle In the News
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship and director of Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was presented one of the inaugural Pioneering College Innovation awards April 21.
The Ag Startup Engine was awarded the 2021 LWBJ Impact Award at the Technology Association of Iowa’s annual Prometheus Award event Nov. 4 in Des Moines, IA. Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, is the director of the Ag Startup Engine, the agtech fund that the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative helped start in 2016.
The Program for the Study of Midwest Markets and Entrepreneurship has launched a new website.
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, and his wife, Patricia, have published a new novel, "The Only Free Road: An Underground Railroad Saga Unveiled."
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, gave a presentation, "Hypotheses About Innovation in Agriculture," at the AgDialogue Webinar on Innovation & Agriculture
April 15, 2021.
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, presented "Creation of an Investment Fund in a University Environment," at the Ag Innovation Forum, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City on Feb. 18, 2021.
Kevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, presented, "Creation of an Investment in a University Environment," at the Red Cidir International Conference and Entrepreneurship on Wed., Oct. 7.
Kevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, received the Pappajohn Center mentor award in memory of Ted Blair.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented to an event organized by the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and partners, Contrarian Agriculture Series on August 5. The title of his presentation was China’s Shifting Food Consumption: Lessons from African Swine Fever and Chilean Cherries.
The Iowa State University Provost's Office has announced the approval of advancements for Amani Elobeid, Ebby Luvaga, and Kevin Kimle.
Agricultural Entrepreneur B.J. Brugman (’12 agricultural business) shared the story of his startup agtech business, Sentinel, with the fifty-five students in ECON 334, and did so from Lyon, France. Brugman explained to students that he splits his time between Ames, where Sentinel is headquartered, and Lyon, where his wife is on assignment with Bayer.
Kevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, was an invited speaker at the Cultivate Conference, in Fargo, North Dakota, Thursday, November 14. His presentation was titled, "Investing in Ag Tech."
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, presented "Agricultural Technology and Sustainability – A Hit or A Miss?" at the Digital Agro Conference, Frísia Cooperative, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, on June 13, 2019.
The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a group of farm and agricultural business professionals from Brazil from July 16 to 20 in its second Business Beyond Borders program.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, wrote the article "Investors Look to Disrupt Ag" for the March issue of Agri Marketing magazine.
Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, and Peter Orazem, Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Jeff Angelo for the story "Why Are Iowa Workers Being Laid Off In A Hot Economy?" on WHO News Radio Nov. 16, 2018. They discussed the layoff of 400 workers in the Des Moines area by Wells Fargo.professor, have been announced as recipients of a $233,355 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, gave a talk "The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Impacting Agriculture's Future" on Feb. 1, 2018, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Iowa Chapter.
Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed a proclamation marking the week of September 24-30, 2017 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week, urging citizens to "appreciate and acknowledge the value agricultural entrepreneurs provides for our people, communities, and state as well as for the rest of the world."
The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a group of 25 farm and agricultural business professionals from Brazil from July 24 to 28 in its first Business Beyond Borders event.
As I complete my 16th semester at Iowa State University, I can’t help but reflect at the simple power of bringing good people together.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, spoke at the Agri Tech Venture Forum May 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. He gave his presentation, "Ag Tech Accelerators: Evolving Models Shaping the Ecosystem."
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, Bruce Rastetter Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa on Sep. 26, 2016 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, for a story on the Ag Startup Engine.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, has assisted in the creation and development of Ag Startup Engine, which is a private-sector entity.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, has been given the ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa. The award is a reflection of his commitment to Iowa State, his professional reputation, and the esteem of his peers.