Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Third Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 13 in Brookings

Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public A popular, uniquely Brookings event is back for the third year, offering a family-friendly showcase of creativity and innovation. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of the…

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Food scientist receives NIFA grant to improve oat quality

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Professor Padu Krishnan in the Department of Dairy and Food Science has received a three-year, nearly $450,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Through this project, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station researcher seeks to improve the quality of oats grown in…

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Student-founded business participates in Arts Festival

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register “I decided I wanted to start on something,” said Laurel Diekhoff, sole owner and operator of Flume Bath & Body, a product line that specializes in handcrafted bath bombs, lip care, lip scrubs, perfume sprays and shower steamers.  She started her research in December 2016, made her first sale…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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BEDC awarded $91,025 grant for commercial kitchen, food entrepreneur program

Organization partnering with Kind Properties to establish unique resource for Brookings Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs. The kitchen will be located at 420 Main…

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BEDC, SDSU and the Research Park explore precision agriculture opportunities

Day-long workshop held to identify Brookings, SDSU role in solving industry challenges A recently formed collaborative effort concentrating on the precision agriculture industry seeks to advance research opportunities and industry connections at SDSU while promoting business development within the Brookings area. On June 25, approximately thirty South Dakota State University (SDSU) associate deans, department heads…

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Board of Regents approves naming of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center

By: Raven Industries Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) was recognized today in the naming of South Dakota State University’s future precision agriculture facility. The Raven Precision Agriculture Center, to be located on the university’s main campus in Brookings, will lead the nation in precision agriculture education, research and extension. Raven Industries gave $5 million to the project…

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Kid-owned businesses featured during Crazy Days

2nd annual pop-up market to be held Saturday, July 28 Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce that it is hosting the 2nd Annual Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market on Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as part of this year’s downtown Crazy Days events. “We had great success last year with…

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Mayor delivers State of the City address

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register ayor Keith Corbett was optimistic when he delivered his State of the City address Tuesday, but he wants the city to keep moving forward. Corbett cautioned people to not forget where they have come from. He noted the Brookings County Veterans Memorial, which has special meaning for him since…

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SDSU CubeSat team launches high-altitude balloon

By: Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing & Communications This image was taken during the maiden voyage of the CubeSat team’s high-altitude balloon, launched on March 22. The team’s second balloon launch took place during Engineering Expo in April. Their long-term goal is to be the first South Dakota team to launch a small cube-shaped research satellite…

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