Software Company Wins Iowa Farm Bureau Award

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness

RenewRuralIowaA global company headquartered in Iowa is being recognized for its innovative software and data solution products, as well as their support of rural Iowa. Kingland Systems software and data is the new recipient of the Iowa Farm Bureau Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur award.

Kingland Systems, with satellite offices in Ames and Dalian, China, is used in more than 150 countries, created in 40 languages for clients in industries around the globe. Their rural Iowa data centers host software and data solutions focused on the future and implement the latest technology.

“Kingland Systems is one of our core employers and a key business in the area; they are huge community supporters in a number of ways,” said Chad Schreck, president and CEO, North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Commission. “Kingland employees serve on local boards and are active participants in the community; they are truly an asset to northern Iowa.”

Having a cutting-edge software and data management firm like Kingland Systems headquartered in Clear Lake, with a population of less than 8,000, might surprise a few people, but rural Iowa has been a great fit for Kingland Systems. “With technology today, you can be located anywhere,” said Todd Rognes, Kingland Systems president. “Previously, in order to service our customers, we would have to be located in a major city like New York City, Dallas, or Chicago, but now we can be anywhere, and rural Iowa is a great fit for us and our employees.”

“Kingland has been a great employer in Clear Lake and north central Iowa for many years,” said Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau Voting Delegate, Jennifer Cash. “Kingland Systems employ quite a few high-level jobs, which is important to the area. In fact, they were my first employer when I was in high school, so I know firsthand what a great employer Kingland Systems is.”

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