WILLMAR—Two local entities that have worked independently to provide information and opportunities for the agriculture industry are teaming up for a one-day conference Thursday in Willmar. Topics for the first-ever Partners in Ag Innovation Conference include new opportunities for industrial hemp, ag technology, marketing trends, government regulations and the art of cooking—and eating—locally-grown foods. The conference runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. The
“A dynamic county with much to offer existing and prospective businesses” is the summary used by contributing writer Gina Stephens to describe the Willmar area in a six-page article featured in the September 2017 publication of Business in Focus magazine. Providing a comprehensive view of North American business, the magazine offers monthly online and print editions that bring together the country’s top businesses and potential clients. Business in Focus is a national publication with
Kandiyohi County/Willmar is honored to be featured in the September 2017 issue of Business in Focus. Read the article here.
WILLMAR—The Willmar Planning Commission reviewed and approved the plans for two new tenants on the MinnWest Technology Campus Wednesday. Moving in are Speer Medical Technologies and Owens & Company. Speer Medical Technologies is headed by Dr. Tod Speer, an oncologist. He will be doing medical research with other research and development firms at MinnWest and the Mid Central Research and Outreach Center. Speer has focused on designing cancer therapeutics and has grant requests to investigate
WILLMAR—U of M, MinnWest Tech Campus talk renewed commitment of collaboration. A renewed commitment of collaboration between the University of Minnesota and the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar could help both entities achieve their goals and missions, according to Dr. Brian Herman, vice president for research at the University of Minnesota. Herman spent Monday touring the MinnWest Technology Campus with University Regent Vice President Dean Johnson, of Willmar. That tour included the University’s