The Iowa Biotechnology Association recognized Harry H. Stine, founder of Stine Seed Company, by presenting him with its 2007 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award on Thursday, Sept. 20 at a presentation at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines.
Formed in 1994, the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IBA) is an organization of life science companies, academic institutions and others interested in the growth and development of life sciences in Iowa.
The award was presented to Stine as part of the Iowa Biotechnology Association’s Annual statewide conference, titled “Meeting the Biotech Challenge in Iowa: Emerging Opportunities.”
Previous recipients of this recognition in the life sciences have been R.W. Nelson, Kemin Industries; Dr. Eugene Lloyd, Lloyd, Inc.; and Dr. Joseph Walder, Integrated DNA Technologies.
Doug Getter of the Iowa Biotechnology Asscociation:
"The Iowa Biotechnology Association established the Entrepreneur Achievement Award to recognize Iowans who have made major contributions to the life science industry and demonstrates a clear desire to succeed with one or more life science businesses. Harry Stine has been a significant contributor to establishing and building several businesses which are advancing the application of biotechnology sciences to value-added agricultural products."
About Stine Seed Company
Stine Seed Company, headquartered near Adel, Iowa, is an industry-leading seed company focused on developing and marketing the world's best performing corn and soybean seed.
For nearly four decades, Stine’s soybean research program has been regarded as the soybean genetics supplier of choice to the seed industry. In addition, Stine has research efforts aimed at breeding and development of its own proprietary corn inbreds and hybrids.