NEWS RELEASE: GreenSeam Seeks Board of Governors Applications

Mankato, MINN (September 26, 2017) –The Nominating Committee for GreenSeam is currently seeking applicants for its Board of Governors. The committee is seeking 20 individuals for the inaugural board. The GreenSeam Board of Governors will meet less than monthly with dates and times to be determined. The board will be split into classes and terms […]

Visit Mankato Presents a New Harvest Event This Fall

Gather in the GreenSeam is a new fall event that celebrates the entire spectrum of people, organizations and businesses that make this area the most special agricultural region in the country. This new annual event will be Sept. 8 through Oct. 29 in the GreenSeam region, primarily Greater Mankato.

Mankato’s Aglytix touted as ‘big data’ center

Mankato Free Press | Tim Krohn | Aug 13, 2017 MANKATO — A Mankato start-up that is delving deep into the growing stream of data from satellites and drones is making a big splash not just in the agriculture community but in the world of “big data” and Silicone Valley. Read Full Article Here

Schwan’s invests in large-scale shrimp operation among Minnesota cornfields

Star Tribune | Kristen Leigh Painter | August 14, 2017 Schwan’s hopes to make a splash with first big prawn farm in landlocked fields. Read Full Article Here:

St. Peter Graduate Helps Create Regional Job Search Website

Le Center Leader | Ashley Murtha | Jul 29, 2017 A new regional jobs website makes finding jobs easier by using an online dating approach. “It’s like Indeed meets eHarmony,” Bridget Norland, director of marketing and communications at Greater Mankato Growth, said.

Al-Corn Clean Fuel’s Quarterly Newsletter

Below links to Al-Corn Clean Fuel’s Quarterly Newsletter, as well as a video outlining the benefits of the expansion and modernization project currently underway at the Claremont, MN facility.

Touring teachers gain ideas for bringing agriculture into the classroom

Mankato Free Press | Kristine Goodrich | Jul 25, 2017 MANKATO — Teachers from across the state who came to south-central Minnesota got to watch calves being born, drive a tractor, tour a swine research center and more. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture held a tour of area farms, businesses and education facilities Monday and Tuesday for […]

Fresh local salad greens year-round in Minnesota? Living Greens looks to aeroponics

Great innovation in the GreenSeam:  By Beth Dooley Special to the Star Tribune | JANUARY 25, 2017   How can leafy lettuces, perky sprouts and fresh herbs be local in mid-winter? Even in the depths of this chilly season, vibrant local greens are growing. Along with the more familiar hydroponic method of cultivating greenhouse plants […]