Western Dakota Tech is helping the agriculture industry with controlled environment agriculture indoors. The school receives thousands of dollars in grant money to expand their project.
USDA grants $50,000 to Western Dakota Tech to expand their aquaponics project from a small closet to a bigger facility.
With agriculture being one of the leading industries in the state and frequent weather changes, Bryan Mitchell said indoor methods can help preserve the agriculture industry.
"I think this year we've only had 140 days without snow. Well that leaves quite a few other days where we can be controlling the environment and still producing at least something," Bryan Mitchell, program director of electrical trades at Western Dakota Tech, said.