Located in the nation’s breadbasket, Kandiyohi County has a strong history in agriculture. That history is paving the way for a whole new generation of Ag Technology and many global leaders in the industry call Kandiyohi County home.
Epitopix, specializing in groundbreaking vaccination technology, now a Vaxxinova company, began as part of Willmar Poultry Company and is a leader in improving animal health and human food safety.
Prinsco is an industry leader in agricultural water management and an advocate for farmers’ and landowners’ rights. A third-generation, family-owned company, Prinsco has a long history in the area and has been able to adapt and stay cutting-edge thanks to the culture of innovation in Kandiyohi County.
The MinnWest Technology Campus plays a large role in the county’s culture of innovation. In 2006, the 100-acre campus was purchased from the state of Minnesota by a family of private technology and bioscience companies in Willmar. The mission of MinnWest is to promote the advancement, nurture the environment and accommodate the functions of a thriving biosciences and technology community in the greater Willmar lakes area. Thirty-one companies, including Life-Science Innovations, Epitopix, Prinsco and other global industry leaders are located in the refurbished historic buildings on the MinnWest Technology Campus.