Perry Creek Dairy Honored with 2018 Iowa Venture Award

posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in News

The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored eight distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting.

Perry Creek Dairy is a multi-generational family operation in Plymouth County. By early 2019, they expect to have a second dairy operational. The new facility – also in Plymouth County – will feature an 80-stall parlor, milking up to 3,600 cows three times per day. Perry Creek Dairy milk will support the nearby cheese production facility in Hull, Iowa. The dairy will have 7.5 acres of under-roof freestall barns for cow comfort, safety, and environmental stewardship. Perry Creek Dairy was nominated by North West Rural Electric Cooperative.Perry Creek Dairy Receives 2018 Iowa Venture Award

“The Iowa Venture Awards Luncheon provides a forum to celebrate the courage, contribution, innovation, responsibility, and vision of Iowa entrepreneurs,” said IADG President Rand Fisher. ”Perry Creek Dairy is an excellent example of the innovative and productive businesses that make up Iowa’s agriculture industry.” 

Additional Iowa Venture Award recipients include:
Eagle’s Catch - Ellsworth
Martin Marietta – Gilmore City
Nutriom – Panora
Prestage Foods of Iowa – Eagle Grove “Outstanding Business of the Year”
Sullivan Supply, Inc. – Dunlap
Trinity Fabricators, Inc. – New Albin
Waspy’s Truck Stop - Templeton

About the Iowa Venture Award
This marks the 31st year that IADG has presented Iowa Venture Awards to individuals and organizations, both large and small, in recognition of their significant contributions to Iowa's economy through entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and the creation of job opportunities. History has demonstrated that these are among the most accomplished and successful companies in the state. Together they are helping to sustain and grow Iowa’s economy. The Iowa Venture Award Hall of Fame showcasing these 264 companies can be found at

About Iowa Area Development Group (IADG)
IADG is the business and community development leader for Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies. Since 1985, the partnerships and economic development efforts of IADG and their sponsors have assisted with more than 2,100 projects, generating in excess of $12 billion of capital investment and over 53,000 new or retained jobs for Iowa. 


Pictured left to right:  Lyle Korver, CEO, North West REC; Brad Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; Joyce Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; Mike Naig, IA Secretary of Agriculture; Carol Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; Alan Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; Jill Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; Scott Feuerhelm, Perry Creek Dairy; and Rand Fisher, President, IADG.