Jon Kinzenbaw received the college of Agriculture and Life Science’s George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award. The award was established to honor Iowa State alumni and friends for outstanding achievements in the agricultural, food, environmental, social and life sciences.
Kinzenbaw, founder and president of Kinze Manufacturing Inc. has grown his business into one of the largest privately held agricultural equipment manufacturers in North America. His inventions, such as the single-axle low-profile grain cart and the folding planter have helped revolutionize modern planting and harvesting processes. He is the named inventor of 19 patents for Kinze Manufacturing. Kinzenbaw also farms with his family.
He has received the Governor’s New Product Award by the Iowa Engineering Society, Friends of Agriculture Award from the National Agri-Marketing Association and has been inducted in to the Inventor’s Hall of Fame by the Intellectual Property Law Association.
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The morning of the ceremony, the ABE department hosted a breakfast and tour of the new building facilities for Mr. Kinzenbaw and his wife.
To see the Flickr album from the breakfast, click here.
To see the Flickr album from the tour, click here.