Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Emily Starr

StarrMatica Learning Systems, Inc., Clinton Emily Starr’s road to entrepreneurship began with a simple request from her school principal, “Tell me how you use technology in your classroom.” After thinking about it, Emily realized she wasn’t using technology, and decided to do something about it. Emily was a fourth grade teacher at Ekstrand Elementary School […]

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Mike Sexton

Real Time Ag, LLC, Rockwell City Nitrogen and phosphorous run-off from farm fields is a growing problem across the country. In 2010, the EPA proposed water quality standards that a Florida study concluded would cost that state’s agricultural community two billion dollars and put 14,000 agricultural workers out of work. The EPA’s proposed regulations in

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