The IGQI, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Hurburgh, agricultural engineering, provides technical support to producers, handlers and processors of Iowa grain. The IGQI has three priority programs;  responding to immediate issues such as drought or frost, application of food safety and quality management systems in bulk commodity distribution, and crop quality as applied to processing, with corn-to-ethanol being the major processing use in Iowa. 

Connection of the IGQI and the monthly report will provide a long-term connection with the research and technical expertise of ISUEO, as well as provide expanded student opportunities for interaction with industry.