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Agricultural Centers of Excellence

Dakota Precision Ag Center
Lake Region State College
1801 College Drive N
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1598

Launch Date: February 2006
Award: $450,000 and $400,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $1.89 million

The Dakota Precision Ag Center focuses on technological applications in agriculture and their effectiveness on the plains of North Dakota. Products generated by this center are designed to help North Dakota farmers and ranchers lower input costs and increase profitability while having a positive impact on the environment.
Center of Excellence for Agbiotechnology: Oilseed Development
North Dakota State University

P.O. Box 5636
Fargo, ND 58105-5636

Launch Date: May 2006
Award: $3.5 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $12 million

The Center of Excellence for Agbiotechnology focuses on expanding canola production and processing in North Dakota. The center aims to identify improved oilseed genetics and develop enhanced processing techniques that lead to increased efficiency in manufacturing products, such as biodiesel, made from canola. The center will also develop business strategies to improve profitability for canola producers, handlers, and processors.
Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
Dakota College at Bottineau

#22 Molberg Center
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND 58318

Launch Date: June 2011
Award: $400,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $915,000

The Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture (ECH) is designed to grow the organic and specialty vegetable industry in North Dakota. The center researches and demonstrates production methods and provides new opportunities for product commercialization and distribution networks in North Dakota and the region. The ECH is working to secure the required match and has not yet received its first disbursement of state funds.
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