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Source: Latham Hi-Tech Seeds news release

Latham Hi-Tech Seeds and Feed Energy are announcing their support of the Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP).

Launched in 2011 by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), the Iowa FFP communicates the continuous improvement of Iowa's farm families and their dedication to providing wholesome food for everyone. It invites Iowans to become better acquainted with farm families and more knowledgeable and trusting in how food is grown through innovative activities and partnerships.

"People want greater confidence in the safety and quality of their food and to know the farmers who grow it," says Troy Shoen, Feed Energy director of marketing. "We value the work of the Iowa Food & Family Project and look forward to being involved in its unique consumer-focused activities and outreach."

The Iowa Food & Family Project ( engages with Iowans courtesy of its presenting sponsorship of the Iowa Games and support of Live Healthy Iowa. It offers Iowans the opportunity to visit farms, showcases food and farming topics at must-see Iowa State Fair exhibits and maintains an active presence on the web and social media including a partnership with influential blogger "Iowa Girl Eats" Kristin Porter.

Shannon Latham, vice president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, welcomes collaboration with the Iowa FFP to feed people's curiosity about food and farming.

"We feel privileged to help America's farmers feed and fuel the world by providing top-quality seed for them to grow crops, feed livestock and produce fibers," explains Latham.

"That's why we take so much pride in creating quality seed products - the word 'quality' is even stamped on every bag of Latham(R) brand soybeans. It's a tradition that began in 1947 with Willard Latham and continues 67 years later."

Latham says the family-owned seed company, founded and still based in Alexander, understands the importance of working together and creating a legacy for the next generation.

"Like the farmers we serve, we're committed to producing the best quality products that will, in turn, create the best quality food products for each family's table," says Latham. "We're passionate about what we do and look forward to sharing that story as a partner of the Iowa Food & Family Project."

Feed Energy, based in Des Moines, further refines vegetable oil as a high-energy, liquid feed ingredient. The company produces and distributes throughout the Midwest scientifically-balanced ingredients specific to their customers' needs.

Feed Energy's headquarters and original production facility have been in Des Moines for more than 25 years, with additional Iowa production facilities in Sioux City and Pacific Junction.

Latham Hi-Tech Seeds markets hybrid seed corn, soybeans and alfalfa under the Latham(R) brand name. Since 1947, the Latham name has stood for the latest genetics and highest-quality seed.

Today it's owned by third-generation seedsman John Latham; his wife, Shannon; and John's brother, Chris. They're committed to "bringing world-class technology home(R)" to rural communities in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Feed Energy and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds join nearly 40 partners supporting the Iowa Food & Family Project including SUBWAY(R) Restaurants, Iowa's commodity associations, Farm Credit Services of America, Iowa Grocery Industry Association, Midwest Dairy Association and Machine Shed Restaurant.

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