The Global Agriculture Learning Center was founded in 2013 at Hawkeye Community College located in Waterloo, Iowa, USA, in the heart of agriculture production.
Iowa’s rich soils, ideal weather for crop production, transportation infrastructure, and many other factors make Iowa and the Cedar Valley a great place to produce agriculture commodities.
Iowa ranks number one, or near the top, in many areas of agriculture commodity production. Hawkeye's Farm Lab has the facilities, equipment, and land to host many applied learning events for our students as well as agriculture professionals from around the globe.
The mission of the Global Agriculture Learning Center is to improve global agriculture through applied learning, analysis, innovative practices, and technology.
Brad Kinsinger serves as the director of the Global Agriculture Learning Center at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. Before arriving at Hawkeye, Brad was the agricultural instructor and FFA advisor at West Branch High School in West Branch, Iowa. Brad has fostered and cultivated agricultural partnerships in Brazil, Denmark, Haiti, Japan, Kosovo, Malaysia, and Nicaragua with new partnerships in the works. Brad received his bachelors of science in agricultural education from Iowa State University before pursuing a masters in international agriculture with Oklahoma State University. Brad resides in La Porte City, Iowa with his supportive wife, Jill, and their three children Shay, Macy, and Ainsley.