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Endless Harvest awarded funds

Endless Harvest at Jamestown was among six projects awarded funds from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission at its Nov. 21 meeting in Jamestown.

Endless Harvest was awarded $75,000 to hire engineering services for a proof of concept project for a 2.7 acre greenhouse operation to grow leaf lettuce for North Dakota and Minnesota. The planned facility would include a greenhouse, an administrative area and classrooms for greenhouse operation education.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.

The next APUC board hearing is Feb. 20 in Grafton. Applications for the February meeting must be received by Jan. 1. Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by Dec. 1.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional information, visit www. NDAPUC.com.

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