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The 7th Precision Agriculture Action Summit welcomed more than 225 participants to North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown on January 15 & 16, 2018.

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Media Coverage - 2017 Precision Ag Summit


Over 250 people attended the 6th annual Precision Ag Action Summit January 16 & 17, 2017 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Nation's first BVLOS UAS operations approved in North Dakota


Now it’s official. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Northern Plains UAS Test Site based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the approval to phase in the operation of large unmanned aircraft for beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations.

The week after U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., brought U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein to North Dakota to tour the Grand Forks Air Force Base and the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park adjacent to the base, the FAA confirmed what the senator announced during a news conference with the general.

Precision Ag Summit features session on Drones


Drones aren’t going to deliver seeds or zap weeds from the sky — at least not yet — but there are plenty of things they can do, a panel told attendees Jan. 16 at the Precision Ag Summit’s first day.

The two-day Precision Ag Summit, now in its sixth year, is put on annually by the North Dakota State University Extension Service, North Dakota Farmers Union, Red River Valley Research Corridor and Dakota Precision Ag Center.

STEM jobs increase by 50 percent at NDSU Research & Technology Park


Jobs have increased by 50 percent at North Dakota State University’s Research & Technology Park since 2010. As of December 2015, there were 1,105 jobs at companies located in the park and 234 jobs at RTP Technology Incubator graduate companies located around the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Precision Ag Summit to focus on profitability


In a down market, farmers look for ways to squeeze another dollar or two out of every acre.

That makes this year's Precision Ag Summit a valuable tool for producers, says John Nowatzki, North Dakota State University Extension ag machine systems specialist and one of the event's organizers.

The Precision Ag Summit, put on annually by the NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota Farmers Union, Red River Valley Research Corridor and Dakota Precision Ag Center, will be held Jan. 16 and 17 at the Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.

$10 million data center in the works at Grand Sky drone park in Grand Forks


A Grand Forks company announced Wednesday it plans to build a $10 million data center at the Grand Sky drone business park.

Grand Sky has signed a letter of intent with EdgeData to establish a 16,000-square-foot colocation data center at the park, which is on Grand Forks Air Force Base. Construction is tentatively planned to start in the spring, “pending the completion of necessary anchor tenant commitments, design and permitting approval processes,” according to a news release.

The facility is expected to be operational within a year after construction starts.

Precision Agriculture Summit set for Jan. 16 and 17


Registration is now open for the sixth annual Precision Agriculture Summit, which will be held Jan. 16-17, 2017, at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center, 1415 12th Ave. S.E., Jamestown.

Co-working space, entrepreneurial culture drives Grand Forks regional growth


Last week, Evolve ND announced an opening date (Dec. 1) for The 701, a co-working space launching in Grand Forks. It’s an exciting evolution for the region’s entrepreneurial community, which continues to grow with an inspirational energy.

The Grand Forks Region EDC was the first to step up and lend support to helping it get off the ground, providing a $25,000 matching grant. Why? Because we recognize that entrepreneurs are the driving force behind our region’s growth.

UND dedicates new Collaborative Energy Center


The University of North Dakota last Thursday dedicated its new Collaborative Energy Center (CEC) before an estimated at 200 attendees made up of students, faculty, donors, state officials and oil and gas energy industry representatives.

The complex—which serves as the main entrance to the UND College of Engineering and Mines—connects the engineering school to the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering. A skyway also connects the facility to the recently renovated Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library across the street.

Researchers explore technology that could prevent midair conflicts between drones, other aircraft


A team of North Dakota researchers is testing technology that will allow airplane pilots and others to detect the presence of flying drones and avoid incidents such as midair collisions.

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