The Ag Innovation Campus in Crookston is taking shape.

The Ag Innovation Campus in Crookston is taking shape.

The exterior of the building that will house oilseeds crushing equipment is completed and installation of the grain handling equipment is underway. On the inside, workers are putting in electrical, heating and plumbing, said Tom Slunecka, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council CEO. Read more https://www.agweek.com/business/construction-on-ag-innovation-campus-progressing

Read more

Raising the roof: Ag Innovation Campus marks two years since groundbreaking

Raising the roof: Ag Innovation Campus marks two years since groundbreaking

For over a century, agriculture has driven innovation. From the steel plow to the tractor to genetically modified crops, the industry has continually grabbed the bull by its horns to produce food, fiber and fuel to a growing population. As the industry continues to advance, the Ag Innovation Campus (AIC) aims to host cutting-edge breakthroughs in agriculture. “We’re going to…

Read more

Dirt Work: Ag Innovation Campus Construction Begins

Dirt Work: Ag Innovation Campus Construction Begins

The Ag Innovation Campus dream is beginning to become reality. After several years of feasibility studies, advocating with legislators and Crookston officials, raising funds, securing crucial permits and navigating a pandemic, construction formally began on the Ag Innovation Campus in Crookston. “It’s always a good feeling when you get to pushing dirt,” said AIC construction consultant Brian Ruschy, who will…

Read more

‘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…

Read more

‘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…

Read more

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…

Read more