AGCO Announces Collaboration with Iowa Soybean Research Center at ISU | KWBG AM1590 | Boon, Iowa

AMES, Iowa—AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agricultural technology, today announced its association with Iowa State University’s Iowa Soybean Research Center in as an industrial adviser. In this role, AGCO provides financial support to the center and will have a representative serving on the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Board, which provides advice on research funding priorities for the center.

“AGCO is looking forward to working with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. It is important to collaborate on their research to deliver smart, innovative technologies that will help farmers achieve their future goals,” said Alex Lundgren, Product Manager, CropCare at AGCO Corporation.

“I am delighted that AGCO is joining our center as an industry advisor. They are the first equipment manufacturer and supplier to partner with us, and their input on research needs and priorities will be unique and valuable,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology. and Microbiology at Iowa State.

“AGCO is an exciting addition to our group of industry representatives. As research becomes increasingly collaborative, especially in the field of agricultural engineering, it’s important to have a company like AGCO at the table. We look forward to their input as we consider new and innovative ways to integrate equipment technologies that can benefit Iowa soybean growers and help us achieve our shared goals of productivity and sustainability,” said said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center Industry Advisory Board.

The center is an official collaboration of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Soybean Association, and industry partners. Together, ISA and industry representatives form the ISRC Industry Advisory Board. AGCO joins AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Merschman Seeds, Peterson Genetics, Syngenta and UPL as industry partners of the center.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agricultural technology. AGCO delivers value to its customers through its portfolio of differentiated brands including leading brands such as Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s comprehensive line of equipment and services helps farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.1 billion in 2020. For more information, visit or follow AGCO on Twitter @AGCOCorp.

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 the State of Iowa, the Iowa Soybean Association, and the private sector. Further information on becoming an Industry Partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center is available by contacting Center Director Greg Tylka, 515-294-0878 or [email protected]

The emergence of soybean plants. Photo by Daren Mueller, Iowa State University.

(contributed article and photo, ISU CALS)

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