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Weston Foundation awards $1 Million to Northern Collaborators on Berry Production Research

Spoiler alert...rain is a collaborator!

In a remarkable recognition of innovation and collaborative prowess, the Weston Foundation's Homegrown Innovation Challenge has provided a game-changing grant of $1,000,000 to 11 teams who are "future-proofing food production in Canada". At the forefront of this groundbreaking endeavor is the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre's RAIN (Rural Agri-Innovation Network) division, and partners Collège Boréal, AgriTech North, and Truly Northern.

"RAIN is thrilled to join forces with our esteemed partners in pioneering an innovative, sustainable system for year round berry production in Canada," says David Thompson, Director of RAIN. " Our role centres on accelerating the development and commercialization of the these groundbreaking technologies, setting a new benchmark for environmentally responsible and economically viable agriculture."

Read more about the project: Pioneering greenhouse technologies to feed communities. 

Read the full release from the Weston Foundation here.

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