Companies win $40,000 state ag grant

Monday, January 14, 2008

CURTIS --Frontier Technologies LLC and the Medicine Valley Economic Development Corp. were one of 27 recipients of grant funds through the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

The grant, titled "A Safer, Higher Quality Food Supply = Increased Production," provides $40,000 to Medicine Valley Economic Development Corp. and Frontier Technologies LLC to develop a plan for new agricultural-focused technology housed at the University of Nebraska's College of Technical Agriculture. Medicine Valley Economic Development Corp., and Frontier Technologies LLC, will contribute cash and in-kind matching funds.

"We are ecstatic about the grant award," said Pam Hanson, Director of Marketing for Frontier Technologies LLC. "These funds will provide the foundation to take our technology and apply it to the food processing and veterinary medicine areas."

The grant also impacts the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. "Our partnership with NCTA has always been vital," Hanson added.

"By being able to further develop and commercialize our technology, NCTA will also benefit because of their tie to Nebraska's ag economy."

Frontier Technologies LLC utilizes holographic ultrasound technology to detect foreign materials in a wide range of food products.

It launched its business on the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in August 2007.

For more information, contact Pam Hanson, Director of Marketing, at (308) 367-4616 or visit the Frontier Technologies web site at http://www. ftimage.com.

The Value-Added Agricultural grant program, administered through the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, invests in products and businesses that help support and grow the state's agriculture industry.

The Nebraska RDC and Nebraska Department of Agriculture review applications for grants up to $75,000 and recommend projects for the Governor's approval.

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