HydroGreen Global Technologies has developed an automated system that allows producers
to grow feed for livestock without soil in a climate-controlled building.
A new South Dakota-based venture is growing livestock forage without soil or sunlight.
HydroGreen Global Technologies has developed an automated system for growing small grains.
In six days, seeds of barley or oats are germinated and grow into lush, green grass for cattle, goats, chickens or other animals.
Nine businesses have qualified for the Governor's Giant Vision competition, vying for a top prize of $20,000.
The competition is hosted by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
As many stories of innovation start, Dihl Grohs knew there had to be a better way.
That was about four years ago, when the farmer and rancher started trying to figure
out how to grow feed without using expensive farmland.
He figured a solution could be found in hydroponics – growing without soil.
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