By Brian Russell
Ted Crosbie, Monsanto’s Integrated Farming Systems lead, was recognized recently with an Iowa Innovation Founder Award. According to the Iowa Innovation Corporation (IIC), the award recognizes Iowa leaders who have overseen the development of committees, studies, programs and legislation that will ensure a network is in place for companies using innovative solutions to grow and support the state’s economy.
Dave Tierney, Monsanto Midwest regional director of government and community affairs, said the award is a credit to Crosbie’s lifetime of work within the state of Iowa.
“This award recognizes leaders who have volunteered their time to help drive innovation and job creation in the state,” said Tierney. “Ted volunteers his time for different initiatives – many different initiatives over the years – all for the betterment of the state of Iowa.”
According to the Des Moines Register, “Iowa Innovation Corp. is a nonprofit group launched in February 2012, but its roots go back 10 years. Its parent organization, the Iowa Innovation Council, was spawned from groups researching information technology, bioscience and advanced manufacturing.”
According to the award program’s organizing group, “Those recognized with awards at the dinner … (have) played significant roles since we were first charged more than a decade ago to find an innovation-based solution to economic development.”
News report by KIWA_Radio