On July 11th, 2017, Young Professionals in Agriculture and Young Professionals Connection (YPC) collaborated on an event to connect young professionals from all sectors of industry and business around the Des Moines area. Thank you to Kemin Industries for hosting.
The evening began with an overview of Kemin Industries and what is new in animal nutrition and health which was presented by Brandon Dacey, Marketing Operations Manager at Kemin Industries. The group then split up for tour of Kemin’s newly constructed Molecular Advancement Center. This facility is now the company headquarters. The tour highlighted how Kemin is advancing in technology to improve the health and lives of humans, their pets and animals around the world.
A social and networking opportunity followed the tour in Kemin’s common area. YPiA is excited to continue their relationship with YPC and look forward to collaborating on events in the future.
Fun Fact: Did you know Kemin is the largest Marigold grower in the world? Lutein is extracted from Marigolds, which is a naturally occurring carotenoid. They use Lutein in vitamins and nutrients to prevent eye disease like macular degeneration.