Lindsay Breuler

Emerging Prairie Awarded Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation

On October 8, 2018, Emerging Prairie was officially awarded the Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation for the second time. The Ecosystem Grant is focused on providing general operating support for an ecosystem organization that, “…advance[s] the goal[s] of a [Bush] Foundation program or strategic initiative” (bushfoundation.org). The programs and initiatives included are; community innovation,…

Public Safety: The Future of the UAS Industry

This year as I entered InterDrone in Las Vegas, NV, there was a subtle undertone and initially unspoken energy throughout the event. With the recency of Hurricane Henry in Texas and the approaching landfall of Irma in Florida, you could see some of the attendees were distracted. Due to the national audience of the event,…

So, you bought a drone, now what?

Drones also known as UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) can be found throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in your local Scheels, Best Buy, and even in department stores like Kohl’s. So, it’s no surprise that more and more people in the area are becoming active in the drone industry. Whether it’s a dad and son racing a…

First Annual Drone Focus Film Festival – 2017 Winners

The Drone Focus Film Festival was a new installment in the Drone Focus conference held on May 31 through June 1 in Fargo, ND. The inaugural festival drew in submissions from across the globe with over 41 submissions from 21 countries. Winners of the five categories were announced on the main stage during the Drone…

A Failure is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Setting the Goal I was young; I was fit; and this was an “easy” goal for me to bag. On the day of the race in Gainesville, Florida, a cold front had passed, and a runner’s worst enemy—high winds—made the run more challenging. But, no excuses, right? I battled the wind…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Katie Worral

Our Emerging Prairie team is on the grow! Meet our newest teammate: Katie Worral. Katie joins the team in a new role: Communications Coordinator. As Fargo native, Katie brings her love of Fargo to the team and will be guiding Emerging Prairie’s communication to the community.  Katie graduated from NDSU with a degree in Public Relations and…

The Prairie is On Fire… In the best way possible.

Written by Austin Sandmeyer The power of the Midwest and more specifically the Upper-Midwest came through in a multitude this week at the Prairie Capital Summit. This first ever collective get-together of eager and supportive founders, investors, and entrepreneurs (or want-reprenuers as Scott Bintz would say) signaled a massive flux of innovation, technology, and strong…

Generational tech gap amongst farmers.

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile Growing up I spent many hours on farm equipment. Starting a field oftentimes meant long rounds around a field that could take 45 minutes to complete. Other than boredom there wasn’t much of a decision to start the next round. But every so often, a storm would be…

Meet our next guest writer, Peter Schott. Traveler, community builder and Ag. tech guru.

The intersection between technology and agriculture is where Peter, feels most at home. With international experiences and North Dakota in his blood, “Pete” is positioning himself to be a thought leader for the Ag. tech industry. Not to mention in his free time, he is creating opportunities for community members in the FM area to…

Startup Weekend Fargo announces keynote, Wade Foster.

Written by: McKenzy Diehl; Concordia Student and SWF volunteer The featured keynote speaker at this year’s Startup Weekend Fargo will be none other than, Wade Foster. Wade is a co-founder and CEO of Zapier a workflow automation app founded at a Startup Weekend in Columbia, Missouri. The app allows users to automate work by connecting over…