Andrew Parsons

Grand Farm Announces New Board Members & Partners

Grand Farm, led by Emerging Prairie, has added to its board of directors, welcoming Representative Cynthia Schreiber-Beck and Mark Watne to help guide the future of agtech.   Two New Board Members Cynthia Schreiber-Beck is a North Dakota State Representative, whose service has included four sessions as a member of the Agriculture and Education Committees. Schreiber-Beck grew…

Bank of North Dakota Creates Unique Emerging Digital Academy Student Financing Option

Bank of North Dakota has launched a new, unique, low-interest financing option specifically for programs like Emerging Digital Academy. The CEAL Program (Career Education & Alternative Learning) provides funds for North Dakota residents and prospective North Dakota residents pursuing career education through alternative learning training programs and certifications.   This is the first (and only)…

ISE December 2020 Issue

Recently, Grand Farm was featured in the ISE Magazine December 2020 issue. Click the link below, and head to pages 34 – 37 to read the full article on “Farmers Put the Byte Into Food Production”.     Click here to read the entire magazine!  

Enhancing Wellness Through an Outdoor Hands on Experience

Lynn Kotrba, co-founder of Harvest Hope Farm, will be presenting at 1 Million Cups on October 28. The talk will be livestreamed through the Prairie Den’s Facebook page and will occur from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   About Lynn Lynn Kotrba is the co-founder and executive director of Harvest Hope Farm. She received her…

BND Expands the Accelerated Growth Loan Program

Financing the tech industry in North Dakota   You have the knowledge. Your business is solid. The opportunities are clear. You are so close to taking your company to the next level – if only you had the money.  The first critical step in financing a company is establishing a relationship with your local financial…

Addressing “Big Rock” Issues in the Region

Joe Raso and Jim Parsons will be speaking at 1 Million Cups on October 7 at the Scherling Tennis Court Complex at Island Park. This talk will take place from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   About Joe and Jim Joe Raso is the Secretary, Executive Committee and Board Member for Fueling Our Future. He…

Virtual Fargo Hackathon Proves Successful

Two weeks ago, Emerging Digital Academy hosted its fourth annual Fargo Hackathon. This year, because of COVID-19, it was held virtually for the first time and had participants from around the U.S.    In a special collaboration with Fargo Cass Public Health, the theme this year was how household income impacts health outcomes in Cass…

Grand Farm, NDSU, and GFMEDC Welcome Trilogy Networks to Provide Cloud-Based Computing Technology to Precision Agriculture

Grand Farm, the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation and the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (the agricultural research arm of North Dakota State University) today announced a new project to bring distributed cloud computing technology company, Trilogy Networks, to North Dakota–starting onsite at Grand Farm, then potentially deployed across other ND AES research locations throughout…

Grand Farm Initiative Creates Board of Directors

Emerging Prairie, whose mission is to connect and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, has created a Board of Directors for the Grand Farm Initiative. The three Board members that will help lead this exciting, innovative venture are:   Mike Derheim – Board Chair Derheim is a lifelong entrepreneur (starting his first company at the age…

Fargo’s Genesis Feed Technologies chosen for North Dakota’s LIFT funding

FARGO, ND — Genesis Feed Technologies (GFT), a Fargo-based AgTech company, is proud to announce they are recipients of North Dakota’s new Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT).     The funding, in the amount of $300,000, will support GFT as they continue to build their software platform and expand their services around the world. Already,…