Fargo, ND – This morning Grand Farm announced the purchase of a parcel of land near Casselton, North Dakota, intended as the future site of its Innovation Facility.
In May, Grand Farm revealed it had selected the Casselton community as the home of its Innovation Facility along with the intention to purchase the land.
The property is located on the southwest corner of exit 328 off Highway 94, about two miles west of Casselton.
Since its launch in 2019, Grand Farm has been facilitating and deploying AgTech projects on donated acreage south of Fargo, ND. With continual expansion of projects and research, Grand Farm determined that constructing an Innovation Facility on their own acreage would best allow them to continue their positive impact in agriculture technology innovation.
“With today’s purchase we are another step closer to Grand Farm’s Innovation Facility,” said Brian Carroll, Director of Grand Farm. “We are excited to continue working with our great partners in Casselton and the region to enable technology to feed the world.”
Grand Farm’s Innovation Facility will be intentionally designed to be a continually adapting, demonstration and innovation space that will stay at the forefront of agriculture technology innovation. It will provide expanded acreage for the deployment of additional AgTech projects, rapid prototyping capabilities, and increased research capacity.
In February, the North Dakota Department of Commerce announced it had selected Grand Farm as a recipient of the department’s Autonomous Agriculture Technology Matching Grant. The $10 million grant was created with funding from the 67th Legislative Assembly to encourage and support the advancement of autonomous farming technology by awarding a 1:1 match of funding for the deployment of an innovation facility, project management for complex North Dakota-based and global autonomous agricultural concepts, and workforce initiatives to upskill the autonomous agriculture workforce with qualified professionals to ensure advanced farming techniques.