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Seed Conditioning Facility

A $2.25M  capital fundraising campaign has been authorized by the North Dakota Legislative Assembly to fund construction of a new larger capacity seed conditioning facility with modern seed cleaning technology.  A larger capacity horizontal handling and seed cleaning system with optical sorting technology is needed to condition and distribute pure seed of new value-added small grain, pulse crop, oilseed, and other specialty crop varieties for our North Dakota and Montana producers.

The WREC Foundation Increase Seed Program is an essential link between plant breeders and North Dakota and Montana producers for seedstocks to provide producers the best crop genetics to compete on a global scale.

A new seed conditioning facility with 200 bushel per hour capacity, optical sorter technology, and horizontal equipment layout is paramount to enable WREC to provide ample quality seed of new crop varieties to ag producers on a timely basis.

The new WREC land base compiled with a new larger capacity seed conditioning plant with modern technology will allow WREC to produce and process over 40,000 bushels of a diverse number of crops and new crop varieties annually to quickly transfer the economic and environmental benefits to our producers in North Dakota and Montana.

Construction Videos


Construction Photos

The ground breaking ceremony took place on July 10, 2019 in presence of distinguished guests and dignitaries.

July 9, 2020: Ground Clearing (Photo courtesy: Gautam Pradhan)

July 19, 2020: Frame Work for Foundation (Photo courtesy: Gautam Pradhan)

July 26, 2020: Frame Work for Foundation (Photo courtesy: Gautam Pradhan)


August 9, 2020: Frame Work for Foundation (Photo courtesy: Gautam Pradhan)


September 3, 2020:  Finished foundation and building frame installation.  (Photo courtesy: Gautam Pradhan)

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