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90 Top Minnesota Agriculture Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Agriculture companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Agriculture industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Minnesota Agriculture Startups

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Sentera

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Analytics and machine learning insights for digital agriculture.

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Puris

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Puris cultivates plant-based foods and ingredients from organic and non-GMO sources.

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Conservis

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Conservis is a software solutions provider developing and implementing compliance, tracking, traceability and performance management tools.

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Calyxt

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Calyxt is an Agbiotech company focused on developing crops with healthier characteristics

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Cargill

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Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

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AgVend

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AgVend powers the omnichannel experience in agriculture. Our white-labeled Grower Portals digitally connect ag retailers to growers.

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Living Greens Farm

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Living Greens Farm is a vertical, indoor grower of quality fresh lettuce, herbs, and microgreens.

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MGEX Holdings

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MGEX Holdings is a principal market for Hard Red Spring Wheat serving millers, exporters, elevators, farmers, and speculators.

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CoreBiome

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Provides fast, accurate genomic profiles of microbial communities to customers in pharmaceutical, agriculture, and academic research.

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tru Shrimp

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Tru Shrimp a Spinoff of livestok nutriation company

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American Peat Technology

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American Peat Technology is a research company that specializes in providing agri-tech industry.

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Once Innovations

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Once Innovations manufactures differentiated LED lighting by using a visionary approach to research and product development.

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Feedlogic

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Feedlogic provides intelligent feeding solutions for livestock production and other agricultural monitoring solutions.

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Terra grain fuels

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Terra grain fuels builds a partnership with farmers and provide advice on everything from marketing plans to economic forecasts for crops.

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Corn Plus

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Corn Plus is an ethanol production facility that has the capacity to produce 40 million gallons per year.

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Epitome Energy

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Epitome Energy specializing in soybean crush biodiesel plant proposed for construction in their neighborhood.

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The Mosaic Company

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The Mosaic Companyis a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash minerals into crop nutrients to help feed the world.

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Land O’ Lakes

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Land O’Lakes is a member-owned, idea-driven agricultural cooperative that markets our products under a well known family of brands.

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The Toro Company

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The Toro Company is a worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment.

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CHS Hedging

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Commodity brokerage of CHS Inc providing market intelligence, insight and price risk management to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.

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Grove Streams

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Data Analytics Platform for the Internet of Things

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ImagoAI

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ImagoAI does real-time food safety & quality analysis using a combination of Hyperspectral Imaging and Artificial Intelligence.

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Xarvio

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Xarvio is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production.

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Rowbot Systems

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RowBot Systems LLC develops and provides a robotic machine that allows farmers to practice in-season nitrogen management.

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Downs Food Group

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Downs Food Group is a food production company offering canned and refrigerated meat products.

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Sargento Foods Inc.

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Sargento Foods Inc.is an food producer known for its cheese.

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WinField Solutions

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WinField has the technical know-how, proprietary tools and research-based solutions you can trust for success today, tomorrow and beyond.

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Ridley

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Ridley Inc. is a commercial animal nutrition companies in North America.

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Grain Millers Inc.

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Grain Millers is a food production company that manufactures organic whole grain ingredients.

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Norwesco

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Norwesco, Inc. is North America’s leading manufacturer of proprietary rotationally molded polyethylene tanks for agricultural, water, etc.

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Niman Ranch Rewiews

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Niman Ranch reviews are from consumers who love the complete line of fresh beef, pork, lamb, and cage-free eggs the company produces

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First Green Partners

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Innovation At The Intersection Of Agriculture And Technology.

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QualiTech

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QualiTech is a food production company specializing in animal and plant nutrition products.

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American Crystal Sugar

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American Crystal Sugar Company is an agricultural cooperative corporation owned by approximately 2,800 sugarbeet growers in the Minnesota

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Faribault Foods

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Faribault Foods is a manufacturer of canned beans and vegetables.

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Bernatello’s Pizza, Inc

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Bernatello’s Pizza is a food production company that provides mozzarella cheese.

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Quick Attach Attachments LLC

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Quick Attach Attachments is a machinery company that manufactures construction and agriculture equipment.

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Hamer

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Providing superior packaging equipment and customer service since 1927

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AgStar

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AgStar is a company that provides loans, leases, insurance, and mortgages to agriculture businesses.

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NuWay-K&H Cooperative

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NuWay-K&H provides agronomy products and services.

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West Central

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West Central is a full-service wholesale distributor of agronomy products.

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NAU Country Insurance Co.

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NAU Country Insurance Co. is a provider of insurance products for farmers in the United States.

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Metal Matic

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Metal-Matic, Inc. is a global leader in the production of welded and drawn over mandrel carbon steel tubing.

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Ayrstone Productivity

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Ayrstone Productivity is a wireless network provider to farmers with extensive, large plots of land.

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Bushel Boy Farms

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Bushel Boy Farms is Midwest-based greenhouse vegetable grower focused on quality, freshness and flavor.

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MATTER

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Matter specializes in building health systems, creating sustainable food systems, economic development, shipping and logistics solutions.

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Agriliance

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Agriliance helps you nurture and protect your crop yields with the best products, services and programs.

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Bergin Fruit & Nut Company

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Bergin Fruit & Nut Company is a food production company that manufactures fresh produce and nuts.

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Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative

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Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is a food production company that produces granulated sugar and liquid sucrose.

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Towmaster, Inc.

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Towmaster Inc, a maker of heavy duty utility and industrial trailers.

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Origination O2d

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Origination O2d is a leading distributor of high-quality animal feed ingredients in Rosemount.

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Kemps LLC

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Kemps is a food production company providing ice cream and dairy products.

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Granite City Food & Brewery

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Granite City Food & Brewery is a chain of restaurants that supplies fresh food as well as alcohol to diners.

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Big Gain

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Big Gain, Inc. is a feed company that knows there is more to producing feed than just the product.

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Agnition

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Agnition provide you with products formulated with exclusive technologies that fit the way you farm.

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Agro-K

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Agro-K is a manufacturer of agricultural products.

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United Farmers Cooperative

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United Farmers Cooperative is an agricultural firm that delivers agronomy, fuels, equipment, livestock feed and grain supply services.

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American Phytopathological Society

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American Phytopathological Society provides plant pathology research services.

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Garden Fresh Farms

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Garden Fresh Farms was started in 2010 by Dave & DJ Roeser and son Bryan in a 20,000 sq ft warehouse just outside St. Paul, MN.

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Valley Natural Foods

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Valley Natural Foods is a food & beverages company offering organic and natural products.

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Reichhardt Electronic Innovations

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Reichhardt provides a system that simplifies the automated steering process but provides flexibility in its use.

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Novus Energy

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Novus Energy designs, builds and manages plants that convert organic waste into sustainable clean energy.

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Sparboe Foods

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Sparboe Foods is a food production company providing eggs, egg products supplier, retail operations, and food

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Upper Lakes Foods

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Upper Lakes Foods is a food & beverages company offering foodservice and grocery products.

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Central Farm Service

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Central Farm Service is an ag-focused cooperative that deals with the delivery of seeds, fertilizers, crop sprayers and cattle feed.

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AMERICANA INSURANCE SERVICES

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AMERICANA INSURANCE SERVICES is a provider of insurance coverage for protecting auto, home, business, farm, crops, health, life, and family.

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Al Kluis

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Al Kluis has been in the agricultural business for more than 40 years and his expertise in the field is highly sought after.

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SCHAEFER

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SCHAEFER is part of pinnacle climate technologies the worldwide leader of the heating, cooling and ventilation market.

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Land O’Lakes International Development

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Land O’Lakes International Development is a nonprofit helping to transform lives through agriculture and enterprise partnerships.

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Gps Dairy Consulting

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Gps Dairy Consulting is a Nutrition, Feed & Feeding Management, Forage Management company located in Lakeville.

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All American Foods, Inc.

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All American Foods is a food production company that manufactures dairy and non-dairy food ingredients.

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Haug Implement

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Haug Implement is a john deere dealership company.

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Ag-Chem Equipment

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Ag-Chem Equipment is a manufacturer and distributor of specialized off-road heavy equipment for agricultural and industrial applications.

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CHS Elburn

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CHS Elburn is a farming company that offers grain, agronomy, energy, and transportation

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African Resource Group

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African Resource Group assists African Governments and miners exploit their natural resources through partnership and joint ventures.

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Water Wizard Irrigation, LLC

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Irrigation System Installation in Brooklyn Park, MN

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Feedstuffs

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Feedstuffs provides the latest news and analysis on food, agriculture and farming.

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Premier Lift Products

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Premier Lift Products is one of the most experienced companies specializing in the sale & installation of accessibility equipment.

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Feddick Distributing

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Feddick Distributing manufactures products for the agriculture, industrial and safety industry.

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Lyon Sheet Metal and Heating

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Lyon Sheet Metal & Heating provides HVAC system maintenance, repair and installation services, located in Minnesota.

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GANDY

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GANDY is a manufacturer and supplier of agricultural equipment and professional turf care products.

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Mvtl Laboratories

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Mvtl Laboratories provides laboratory testing, quality assurance & data services for agriculture, energy and food science sectors.

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Roots & Fruits Cooperative

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Roots & Fruits Cooperative operates as a wholesale distributor of fresh food products and perishables.

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Symposium Productions

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Symposium Productions is hosted by University of Montana and discusses current and relevant topics regarding agriculture.

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Christianson Systems, Inc.

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Manufacturer of industrial and agricultural pneumatic conveying systems.

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Albers Mechanical Services

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Albers Mechanical Services is a full Service NSF Stainless Steel Fabricator For The Food Service Industry.

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Scenic Valley Farms

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Scenic Valley Farms designs and manages tunnels, automated climate control systems and subterranean solar thermal heating systems.

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Cargill-Alginate business

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Cargill-Alginate business producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

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Inharvest

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Inharvest focuses on food production of multigrain blends, speciality rice, whole grains and pasta services.

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Wholesale Produce Supply

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Wholesale Produce Supply is a wholesale distributor that offers customized packaging of a wide variety of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.

Written by Mark Smith

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