Kloubec Koi Farm, of Amana, Iowa, received the 2013 Venture Award recognizing the company for its expansion and contribution to Iowa’s economy. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Bill Northey presented the award on behalf of the Iowa Area Development Group L.C., (IADG).
Kloubec Koi Farm consists of 55 mud ponds located on the terraced hills of an 80-acre century farm near Amana. The combination of good water, good clay, good blood lines of the koi fish, and much hard work have enabled the Kloubec Koi Farm to become the largest koi farm in the United States. The Kloubec family produce and distribute healthy koi that can live up to 60 years.
Pictured left to right: Gary Schropp, Kenneth Squires, Kim Colberg, CEO, Daniel Wille, and Lisa Rose, Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative; Nick Kloubec, Myron Kloubec, President, and Ellen Kloubec, Kloubec Koi Farm; Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Steve Carroll, Roger Krug and Elmer Vanovny, Linn County REC; Cheri Popp, Central Iowa Power Cooperative; Mike Meissen, IADG; and Rand Fisher, President, IADG