Iowa’s Agricultural Innovators to speak at TechTalk on August 16, 2019

MASON CITY, Iowa – TechTalk: Innovations in AgTech will take place Friday August 16, 2019 at 11:30am-1:30pm. TechTalk is a free, speaker-led discussion event that draws entrepreneurs, innovators, and technology experts from across Iowa to Mason City for in-depth discussion, creative problem solving, practical advice, and networking.

Entrepreneurs in Iowa are using technology to solve big problems in one of the world’s most important industries: Agriculture. Join TechTalk: Innovations in AgTech for a founder’s panel covering how advanced nutrition, algorithms, and drones are creating jobs in Iowa while bringing tech-enabled solutions to the farm. Our speakers for event are:

  • Matthew Rooda, CEO & Co-Founder, SwineTech
  • Steve Weiss, CEO & Founder, NutriQuest
  • Michael Ott, CEO & Founder, Rantizo

TechTalk is hosted by Sukup Manufacturing Co. Lunch and networking will take place 11:30am-12:00pm, with the programming beginning promptly at 12pm. Each speaker will give a 15 minute talk on an aspect of agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship, followed by a Q&A panel.

Register at

Location: Tech Center, Sukup Manufacturing Co., 1555 255th Street, Sheffield, Iowa

Parking will be on the east side of the main office building. Attendees may use the main entrance.

TechTalk is sponsored by Ag Ventures Alliance, Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company, CL Tel, CUSB Bank, DealerBuilt, Kingland, LR Falk Construction, Metalcraft Inc., Router12, Stellar, and Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Supporting and founding partners: NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, North Iowa Corridor EDC, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Technology Association of Iowa.

Tech North Iowa is a community-run organization in North-Iowa. Our mission is to bring out the entrepreneur within all of us and foster collaboration to spread our passion for technology and entrepreneurship to the local community. TechTalk connects people with each other and technology. Stay up to date with Tech North Iowa by joining the Facebook group at

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is the expert in rural business innovation and success. In partnership with North Iowa’s Small Business Development Center, together we provide tools, support, and resources to Iowa’s entrepreneurs. We counsel both new and existing local businesses, from Main Street to industry leaders. We’re growing Iowa’s entrepreneurial culture through grade school initiatives, college and community programs, and business training and development. Contact the NIACC Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111 or