Nevada High School Ag Ed hosts guest speakers

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Nevada High School Ag Ed hosts guest speakers

A special thanks to several individuals that were guest speakers for the Nevada High School ag classes while Mr. Cooper attended the FFA convention. Neilie Verville, agronomist, explained how Blue River Hybrids of Ames was established through the work and dedication of a few individuals with a common goal - to provide high quality seed and exceptional genetics specifically for organic environments. Blue River specializes in organic seed for corn, soybeans, alfalfa and forages.

Matt Kapustka from Martin Marietta explained the limestone aggregate business to natural resource students. A top priority for the company is safety, and currently the Ames plant is headed for a record of days or hours without an accident.

Joe Cordray, Ph.D., ISU Animal Science Department, explained the URMIS (Unified Retail Meat Identification System) that is currently emerging in the industry.

A group of college students formed KinoSol. http://www.getkinosol.com/. KinoSol has officially launched as a Specific Benefit Corporation (SBC) and we are thrilled to officially become a company! We also want to make sure you understand what that means and how a for-profit company can pursue social good. SBCs are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on not only shareholders, but also society as a whole. We are legally required to use profits to make positive impacts on specific categories. For KinoSol, that means ensuring everyone has access to a dehydrator so they can preserve and store their food. Our mission is to end post-harvest loss, improve health and create entrepreneurial opportunities for subsistence farmers throughout the world