Crops aren’t the only thing sprouting from Missouri’s fertile fields. Talented minds, innovation and technology are bountiful at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, according to an article from the Site Selection team.
Located in the state’s bootheel with nearly 2,500 farms, the region is growing more than 25 percent of the state’s agricultural products — to the tune of about $1.2 billion in annual production. Over the last 15 years, there has been a 14 percent increase in ag-related jobs in Missouri’s bootheel region.
Southeast Missouri State University is helping the industry continue to grow and innovate through its Economic and Business Engagement Center and its new Agriculture Technology Virtual Incubation program. The engagement center aims to helps businesses through workforce development and to help entrepreneurs in the region. The agtech program offers producers and innovators access to agriculture technology and support.
Check out the full coverage from the Site Selection team here.