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(Farm Progress) Farmer finds niche growing soybeans for ag tech company

Young soybean plants growing in cultivated field

Benson Hill builds new headquarters and triples farmer soybean acre contracts for 2021.

Grant Pothast knows a thing or two about investing in the future. The northwest Iowa native spent 25 years on Wall Street. While it may seem as though these two worlds collide, Pothast found a way to farm for the future by investing in Main Street America demands — healthy, sustainable food options.Pothast raises nongenetically-modified soybeans for Benson Hill, a St. Louis-based company that recently held a grand opening for its 160,000-square-foot headquarters. The new space will house scientists with expertise in plant biology, agronomy, data analytics, machine learning and food science, company CEO Matt Crisp says. Read more how Benson Hill is focusing on empowering the innovation of better-tasting, healthier food and ingredient options from plant to plate featured in Farm Progress here.

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