Highway Equipment company of Cedar Rapids has become the first Platinum Harvester Sponsor for the Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University. The Ag Startup Engine effort was launched two years ago to help with seed-stage investment and organized mentorship.  “Now more than ever, we need entrepreneurs and innovators in the agricultural industry,” said Rocki Shepard, president and CEO of Highway Equipment Company.

“It’s no secret agriculture is facing immense change, from pushes towards sustainability to meeting the demands of the world’s ever-increasing population.”