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From Bonanza Farms to AgTech: Newly Launched Ag Innovation Corridor

Fargo, N.D. – The Ag Innovation Corridor, a collaboration of over 100 agricultural companies is set to promote Fargo and its surrounding region as a global epicenter for ag technology & innovation.

Branded as the Ag Innovation Corridor, the effort will focus on bringing exposure to the region that results in the attracting new ag businesses, whether they are existing companies expanding, relocating or start-ups. The Corridor will also work to attract and grow the region’s workforce, in addition to securing venture capital and facilitating partnerships for the Corridor.

The effort celebrates a rich heritage of agricultural innovations from historic Bonanza Farms to Three Sisters Planting in our tribal nations to new modern breakthroughs we see today. The region has been a cradle of ag innovation breakthroughs, such as the invention of the skid steer loader by Bobcat, Steiger Tractor (now part of CNH), Microsoft innovative ag related accounting package and countless innovations at North Dakota State University. Today, the legacy is carried forward by companies like Bushel, John Deere Electronic Solutions, Appareo (now part of AGCO), and over 15 recent start-ups that are transforming the industry.

The future of agriculture in the region is exceptionally promising. A robust entrepreneurial base, the visionary Grand Farm project, building a campus where growers, industry professionals, and educators will collaborate to deliver innovative solutions and The Dakota Smart Farm a future living laboratory to develop and refine technologies that optimize crop production, resource utilization and overall farm management.

Barry Batcheller, a local entrepreneur, and founder of Appareo Systems recently commented on our future in ag innovation, “The culture and accomplishments in the agricultural arena for this area has an amazing history, but what is happening here today is an explosion of ideas that will have a substantial impact on ag and food production.”

“Telling our story through this initiative will play an important role in helping reach our goal of increasing the workforce and attracting investments in agriculture “said Ryan Aasheim, Chief Business Development Officer.

The Ag Innovation Corridor is not just a branding effort; it’s a commitment to advancing agriculture through a blend of heritage and cutting-edge technology, solidifying Fargo and its neighbors as the heart of global ag innovation.

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