Rich Land.
Rich Opportunities.

Fertile Land for Business

The Grand Forks region is home to some of America’s richest farmland. Historically, North Dakota agriculture has been a catalyst for the Grand Forks region’s growth and development. Currently, the region has over 5,000 agriculture production jobs. Not only does the region lead the nation in food production and processing, it is also a hotbed for other crops like wheat, soybeans, sugarbeets, and corn. With continuing worldwide population growth, expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050, demand for agriculturally-driven products is continuing to increase. To help meet these demands, our region is leading the research and development of the use of autonomous/unmanned vehicles for precision agriculture.

Fast Facts


Number of ag production jobs in the region


in all wheat, all sunflower, canola, flaxseed, and other grain production in the nation. Also #1 honey-producing state in the country.

$4.1 Billion

Amount of agriculture exports abroad

Major Employers

Major Employers

Powering our Region


Fueling the Talent Pipeline

Agricultural Research

Planting the Seeds for Future Growth

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