Innvictis/Simplot partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University
October 11th, 2021
AMES, Iowa — Innvictis Seed Solutions distributed by Simplot Grower Solutions has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Innvictis/Simplot provides financial support to the center and will have a representative serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research funding priorities for the center.
“Innvictis/Simplot is a wonderful addition to our center, and we greatly appreciate their support,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “They will provide a unique perspective to our advisory council as a manufacturer and retailer,” he said.
“Innvictis/Simplot is an exciting addition to the center’s forward-thinking group of industry partners, which will help us advance the needs of Iowa’s soybean farmers through innovative research,” said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s industry advisory council.
The center is a formal collaboration of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Soybean Association and industry partners. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry partners make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Innvictis/Simplot is the center’s 11th industry partner, joining AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Merschman Seeds, Syngenta and UPL.
Innvictis Seed Solutions, LLC was founded in 2016 with the mission of providing growers with corn and soybean products that exceed industry standards for quality. Innvictis has a focus on seed quality to deliver better stands for optimal yield. Innvictis products are distributed by Simplot, an international food and agriculture company based in Boise, Idaho. More than 11,000 employees run operations around the globe and distribute products to more than 60 countries worldwide.
About the Iowa Soybean Research Center
The Iowa Soybean Research Center was established in 2014 by Iowa State University in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association. The center was founded to increase soybean production and profitability for Iowa farmers through coordinated research efforts involving Iowa State, the Iowa Soybean Association and the private sector. More information on becoming an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center is available by contacting center director Greg Tylka, 515-294-0878 or ISRC@iastate.edu.