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Talking Economics: Bill Huizenga

December 04, 2014

US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) talked about the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, the employment situation and the nation's economic recovery during his weekly conversation on Dec. 4, 2014.

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Business incubator could be major boost for entrepreneur farmers

December 04, 2014

Barry County farmers, or even a city kid with a great agricultural idea, may get just the business boost they need following Monday’s official kickoff of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator.

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Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator opens in Mich

December 03, 2014

At a grand opening Monday, Ottawa County, Mich., announced the official kick-off of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator.

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Ottawa County, Michigan Announces Creation Of Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

December 03, 2014

At a Grand Opening today, Ottawa County, Michigan announced the official kick-off of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator.

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Ag-Tech Incubator Unveiled by Ottawa Co.

December 02, 2014

A Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator program was unveiled on Monday morning at Ottawa County’s Fillmore Street Complex in West Olive. Organizers say that this non-profit corporation will provide farmers and entrepreneurs “hands-on support to navigate the complex system of commercializing their farm inventions.” Private and public-sector professionals will oversee the incubator’s operations.

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Agricultural incubator helps farmers start businesses

December 02, 2014

Farmers are skilled at improving their work, sometimes crafting needed inventions out of baling wire and buckets, said Mark Knudsen, director of Ottawa County’s planning and performance improvement department.

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Ottawa launches Ag-Tech Incubator…Incubator will help turn ideas into businesses

December 02, 2014

According to Mark Knudsen, Ottawa County Planing and Performance director, the idea for an agri-business incubator has been incubating in the county for more than three years.

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Program Helps Farmers Commercialize Farm Inventions

December 02, 2014

The Incubator, a non-profit corporation, will specialize in helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech machine, equipment, or software ideas and inventions into successful businesses. “Most farmers are intuitive, can-do individuals who have innate abilities to solve farm problems with ingenious mechanical inventions,” said Mark Knudsen, Planning and Performance Improvement Director. “These inventions can often be the foundation for a thriving business.”

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Introducing the Great Lakes Ag Tech Business Incubator Dec. 1

December 01, 2014

Audio from the Dec. 1, 2014 introduction of the Great Lakes AgTech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Administration Building, with remarks by various speakers.

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Ottawa County launches Ag-Tech Incubator

December 01, 2014

According to Mark Knudsen, Ottawa County Planning and Performance director, the idea for an agri-business incubator has been incubating in the county for more than three years.

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