"Kevin Kimle currently serves as the Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University, Director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics. Kimle’s work includes development and delivery of entrepreneurship curriculum and programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, outreach programs to aspiring entrepreneurs and agribusiness executives, and research on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to his appointment at Iowa State University, Kimle worked in a variety of capacities in agriculture. His professional experiences range from start-up companies, the seed industry, venture capital, commodity risk management, and agricultural and trade policy. Businesses founded or co-founded by Kimle include Ag Startup Engine (2016), Inland Sea Company (2014), Heartland Global (2011), Decision Commodities (2002), and E-Markets (1996).