Grand Farm, Microsoft partner together


Emerging Prairie is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft as our community works towards making Grand Farm a reality.  This creates a one of a kind partnership between farmers, businesses, government, and entrepreneurs. Microsoft is investing $1.5 million in the project and we will be bringing the talent of the company’s technologists and data scientists to help realize the vision and ambition of the Grand Farm to be the first fully autonomous farm.

“We appreciate the vision of Grand Farm because it’s not just about creating technology, but it’s focused on creating a community and an ecosystem because that’s what it takes to bring technology to life,” shared Microsoft President’s Brad Smith at the announcement on Thursday afternoon. “We will spend $1.5 million as a company to help bring the Grand Farm to life. We’re excited about this contribution of money, of technology, of expertise, and how it gives us an opportunity to deepen and broaden our partnership with the community of North Dakota.”

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