‘A very big milestone’: Ag Innovation Campus air permit approved by MPCA

‘A very big milestone’: Ag Innovation Campus air permit approved by MPCA

One year after beginning the formal permitting process, the Ag Innovation Campus (AIC) has received a crucial air permitting approval from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), clearing a major hurdle as the value-added crushing facility prepares to break ground in the coming weeks. “This is a very big milestone for us,” AIC Project Manager Jim Lambert said. “MPCA approving…

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‘Bold’ ideas Ag Innovation Campus breaks ground

‘Bold’ ideas Ag Innovation Campus breaks ground

No small amount of grit, forward-thinking ideas and farmer leadership helped lead to a momentous occasion in Crookston as ground was broken in late October 2020 for the long-awaited Ag Innovation Campus’s small crush facility. “This is exciting; there are opportunities here,” Gov. Tim Walz said, thanking leaders from both the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the…

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Ag Innovation Campus announces groundbreaking ceremony

Ag Innovation Campus announces groundbreaking ceremony

After decades of soybean checkoff research and development, the Ag Innovation Campus is set to revitalize Minnesota’s ag economy. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, ag leaders and elected officials, with shovels in hand, are expected to appear in Crookston for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the construction of a 67,000-square-foot soybean crush facility. “We’ve been working toward this day for a long…

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