Rural Matters

Rural Matters: Legislative Reception Recap 2024

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It is more important now than ever for ag to tell our story. Landus prioritizes developing connections with lawmakers and engaging them with cutting-edge technology. 

If you’ve received any Landus marketing material (which if you haven’t, make sure you subscribe to Grow On the Go!), you’ve probably seen us promoting our Innovation Connector (and there’s still time to register for our April 4 event!). We programmed an entire evening to host legislators to meet the creators of the technology displayed in the Innovation Connector. 

We hosted over 30 Iowa legislators from all corners of the state, as well as both sides of the aisles, to talk about how Landus represents the farmer and rural communities. See the photos of just some of the engaging conversations we had with legislators. Photo names listed in order from left to right. 

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Landus Director of Capital Ryan Bristle, Landus Board Member Dan Reynolds, and Rep. Derek Wulf talk in front of the mural at the Innovation Connector.

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Sen. Izaah Knox, Rep. Sean Bagniewski, Landus President & CEO Matt Carstens, Rep. Molly Buck, and Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead Dan Bjorklund discussing new ag technologies.

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Rep. Josh Turek talks with Landus ‪General Counsel Steve Nielsen.

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Rep. Brian Lose, Landus President & CEO Matt Carstens, and I chat about upcoming bills in the remainder of the session.

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Sen. Dan Zumbach and Landus Vice Chairman of the Board, Matt Showalter.

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Rep. Josh Turek and his staffer see visualized data from the Tesseract demonstration.

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Sen. Tom Shipley and Landus Board Members Dan Reynolds and Ron Buse converse before opening remarks from Matt Carstens.

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Sen. Annette Sweeny shows, Landus Chairman of the Board Matt Chambers, how Rowbot could be used on her own farm.

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Landus CFO, Kathleen Lyons; Sen. Dawn Driscoll; Landus ‪Senior Director of IT, Laura Poore; Landus Board Member, Kaitlyn Kokemiller; Rep. Heather Hora; Landus ‪HR Business Partner, Andi Lester; and Landus ‪External Affairs Lead, Sue Tronchetti; pose for a group photo.

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Sen. Jesse Green and Rep. Chad Ingles catch a demonstration of the Landus partner, Tesseract.

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Rep. Craig Johnson and Landus Board Member Dan Reynolds examine a displayed soybean experiment.

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Landus Board Member Ron Buse, Rep. Mike Sexton, Dan Reynolds, and Dan Bjorklund

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Dan Bjorklund and Rep. Shannon Latham, learn how Tesseract predicts data points for field soil health.

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Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink shares a laugh with Matt Carstens, Dan Reynolds, and Dan Bjorklund.

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Rep. Shannon Latham and Matt Showalter listen to the opening remarks from Matt Carstens.

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