Fargo, ND – Today Grand Farm announced it has fully achieved Phase 1 of its Innovation Campus capital campaign.
Phase 1 of the Grand Farm Innovation Campus includes 140 acres of land that will be used for collaboration, research, and demonstrations, and a 25,000 sq. foot facility to host groups, demonstrate technology, and upskill the region. The campus will continue to build on the vision of a region focused on agriculture technology.
“This is a testament to the power of collaboration and shared vision,” said Greg Tehven, Grand Farm Board Chair. “With 140 acres of dynamic space and a cutting-edge facility, we’re not just shaping the future of agriculture – we’re forging a new frontier of possibility. Grand Farm is where technology and agriculture unite to cultivate solutions that will resonate for generations to come.”
Grand Farm’s Innovation Campus capital campaign was launched in February of 2022 when Grand Farm was awarded a $10 Million matching grant by the North Dakota Legislature and North Dakota Department of Commerce. In May 2022 Grand Farm announced the location of its Innovation Campus near Casselton, ND, and in October 2022 North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and other regional leaders joined Grand Farm as it broke ground. In total, over 40 families and organizations contributed $15.1M to Phase 1 of the Grand Farm Innovation Campus.
Infrastructure construction has been underway over the summer on the site with structural work on the facility, known as the Grand Farm Innovation Shop, starting this September. Agriculture technology projects began deploying onsite in spring 2023.