Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Leader Award recipient, Puck Custom Enterprises, will be featured on Iowa Public Television’s (IPTV) Iowa Entrepreneur, a 13-part series highlighting success stories of self-starting Iowans.
Iowa Farm Bureau has reinvested more than $125 million in the last year back into rural parts of the state through the Renew Rural Iowa program which brings together business experts, educational seminars and various resources to help Iowans like Ben Puck of Manning take a problem-solving idea and make it a reality through RRIA’s five pillars of education, mentoring, connecting, recognition and financing.
Puck Custom Enterprises, which straddles the Audubon and Carroll county line, is a custom manure operation. Puck and his brother’s business had simple beginnings; they provided liquid manure for Iowa corn farmers. Before long, their business grew to a 60-employee operation offering manure equipment servicing and a parts shop. Always an innovator, Puck also has five patents under his belt, creating equipment to make manure application a safe, efficient process.
“Renew Rural Iowa, now in its tenth year of service, is proud to have relationships with innovators and business-minded people in Iowa like the Pucks,” says Sandy Ehrig, Iowa Farm Bureau economic development administrator. “We are glad to see IPTV dedicating a series to the work they do and the value they bring to their local communities.”
Other businesses affiliated with Iowa Farm Bureau’s RRIA program in the IPTV series include Sukup Manufacturing, Milkhouse Candles and Peace Tree Brewery. For more information about the next RRIA Business Success Seminar, “The Journey to Your Vision,” offered in October and November, visit http://programs.iowafarmbureau.com/RRI/.