New Initiative Recognizes Members for Stewardship Efforts

Founding Members of the Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership were recognized during the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Annual Meeting on February 13, 2018.

Sixty-eight Agribusiness Association of Iowa Members have joined the Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership (IAEP) and forty-nine companies are recognized as a Founding Members.

The partnership recognizes the environmental values Iowa agribusiness companies share in supporting agriculture and food production and highlights the high standards of environmental service provided through crop consulting and product use in agriculture.

“We are committed to helping the agriculture industry locally and across the country continue its efforts with environmental stewardship,” said Gary Peter, AAI Board Member. “The IAEP is one way we are helping ag retailers in Iowa provide agronomic advice to growers that will further the state’s efforts with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and other environmental efforts.”

The program provides growers and their community a clear understanding of the agribusiness sector’s shared environmental values and commitments, leadership to assist farmers and landowners in advancing environmental stewardship, and progress toward meeting environmental goals.

IAEP Advising Members have signed a commitment that they agree with the Guiding Principles of the partnership and commit to using the Guiding Principles when giving advice to farmers. The guidelines have been carefully developed and incorporate the latest science in managing crop nutrients for optimal environmental performance while maintaining crop production.

“Our members continue to encourage the best, most efficient practices to their customers,” said Joel Brinkmeyer, Agribusiness Association of Iowa CEO. “The IAEP reinforces the commitment our members make every day to protecting and growing Iowa communities.”



The Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership was developed by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Agronomy Committee. It clearly identifies the environmental guidelines agronomic advisers use when making recommendations to crop producers. The IAEP supports the voluntary framework of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and allows Iowa agribusinesses to join together with one voice to show their commitment to environmental stewardship.

Advising Members (Founding)

Adair Feed & Grain Co.
Ag Partners, LLC
Agriland FS, Inc.
AgVantage FS, division of GROWMARK Inc
Archer Coop Grain
Asmus Farm Supply, Inc.
Aurora Elevator, Inc.
Cogdill Farm Supply, Inc.
Cooperative Farmers Elevator
Crop Production Services
Dave’s Feed Store, Inc.
Dow AgroSciences
East Central Iowa Cooperative
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.
Farmers Feed & Grain Co.
Farmers Mill, Inc.
First Cooperative Association
Heartland Co-op
Land O’ Lakes
Maximum Ag Service
Midwestern BioAg, Inc.
New Century FS
North Iowa Cooperative Elevator
Pro Cooperative
River Valley Cooperative
Smith Fertilizer & Grain Co.
Two Rivers Cooperative


Supporting Members (Founding)

Agri Drain Corporation
AgSource Laboratories
AgXplore International
Davis Equipment Corporation
Des Moines Area Community College
Force Unlimited, LLC
Frontier Labs, Inc.
Hedlin Ag Enterprises
Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association
Lee Agency, Inc
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Northern Ag Suppliers
Rechkemmer Ag Enterprises, Inc.
Rolfes @ Boone
SoilView, LLC
The Mosaic Crop Nutrition, LLC
United Services Association, Inc.
Van Diest Supply Company
West Central Distribution, LLC