Month: November 2018

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jeanna Yaggie

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce another new teammate, Jeanna Yaggie. Jeanna joins the team as Program Coordinator and will be working on 1 Million Cups, founders programming and more. Be sure to say hello and welcome her when you see her out and about in the community! Get to know a little bit about…

Xcel Energy Invests in the Unmanned Aircraft Future

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is a utility industry leader providing clean, safe, reliable energy to customers spanning eight Western and Midwestern states, including North Dakota.  In addition to providing reliable energy and reducing carbon emissions, the company is focused on ways to improve efficiencies and provide cost savings for its customers. One of the ways they’re…

Cultivate conference explores future of ag industry

Guest post by Charles Wallace Charles Wallace was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived in California until moving to Fargo to study Agriculture Communications at North Dakota State University. Read more of his articles at fromlatothefarm.com. Nearly 300 people attended the 2nd annual Cultivate conference hosted by Emerging Prairie on November 15th, 2018.…

The Possibility Symposium on Social Business

Social entrepreneurs are applying business models and strategies to solve unique social challenges in our communities. Each speaker has an idea that they’ve put into action in their community. We want to gather as a community to learn from social entrepreneurs who will share their stories, work, and ideas as they continue to use business…

Tillable alters the landscape of farmland rental

A new web platform, Tillable, is helping bring transparency to the farmland rental market. Tillable is designed to ameliorate an issue co-founder and CEO Corbett Kull saw in the dynamic of farmland rental: landowners are often unsure how to get fair market value for the rent of their land, and growers, looking for new land…

The Vitals app creates transparency between first responders and vulnerable community members

A new app is making communication between first responders and people with special needs or visible or invisible conditions that might affect their behavior easier and clearer. For example, a diabetic whose blood sugar is low might seem drunk to a police officer. A person with epilepsy who is in the midst of a seizure…