(605) 696-5600 | 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 146 | Brookings, SD 57006
Tenant Directory


 
3-D VHB, Inc., Suite 129
Jerry Visser    

Email: jerry.j.visser@gmail.com

 

Design custom fitting devices.  We apply design and engineering principles to improve life.  We provide platform to experience life in active way.  We offer 3D scanning to capture organic shapes and human forms.


Best Practices Academy, Suite 252
Best Practices Academy, Suite 252
Dr. Scott Munsterman, CEO
Phone:  877.788.2882 

Email: info@bestpracticesacademy.com 

 

Best Practices Academy, a healthcare services organization, provides focused leadership in the health care

delivery system to improve clinical expertise and enhance practice efficiency. The Academy serves through

a wide range of collaboration and shared knowledge with accountable care organizations, medical and

chiropractic professional communities and independent practices and health systems.

 

The Academy is an ongoing resource that provides a wealth of valuable information and connects health

care related businesses to enhance efficiencies within clinical practice. The result is improved clinical

excellence and efficiencies in business operations at the practice and patient care level.


Brookings Area Makerspace, Suite 130
Brookings Area Makerspace, Suite 130

Al Heuton, Director
Phone:  605.697.8103
 

Email: bedc@brookingsedc.com 

 

The Brookings Area Makerspace is a non-profit, shared community workshop, creative space and laboratory for local entrepreneurs, hobbyists, artists, engineers, thinkers, creatives, tinkerers and makers to collaborate on group projects, experiment on innovative ideas, and encourage learning and entrepreneurship in the Brookings region. The Makerspace provides individuals with access to equipment that they may not be able to afford. Classes in a variety of disciplines such as woodworking, 3D printing, prototyping, and creative arts will also be offered in the Makerspace. These classes will be taught by community residents and will be open to the general public as well as members of the Makerspace . Funding for equipment in the Makerspace was provided by USDA Rural Development and Brookings Economic Development Corporation with program support provided by Vision Brookings II. The Makerspace is a program of Brookings Economic Development Corporation.




Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Suite 113
Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Suite 113

Al Heuton, Director
Phone:  605.697.8103
 

Email: bedc@brookingsedc.com 

 

The Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is a community partnership leading the way for positive, sustainable growth and change by shaping pathways of opportunity for the Brookings area. Through collaboration with public and private entities and evidence-based decision making, BEDC focuses on building the economy through business retention and expansion, entrepreneurship, and recruitment.




D.E. Little, DVM, Suite 155
D.E. Little, DVM, Suite 155

Dan Little, Owner

Phone:  605.697.3000
Email: dlittle@delittledvm.com

 

D. E. Little, DVM provides continuous improvement, environmental quality, and food safety consulting services to advance sustainable Ag / Biotech production systems by implementing current technology, data management, and proactive business practices.   


 



Discovery Benefits
Discovery Benefits

Mark Westlund, Site Director

Phone: 701.239.6481

Email: mwestlund@discoverybenefits.com

 

Discovery Benefits, housed in the Lloyds Building located in the Research Park, was founded in 1987 and has emerged as a leading provider of technology solutions in the benefits administration industry. We provide innovative and integrated solutions for clients looking for simplified management of FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, TSAs, COBRA and Billing Solutions. Our administration services are driven by a forward-thinking staff immersed in the latest technology — with the ultimate goal of accomplishing our company’s mission: To transform the complexity of employee benefits administration with innovative solutions and extraordinary customer service delivered by empowered and knowledgeable employees. Discovery Benefits has a presence in all 50 states, with physical office locations in Fargo, N.D. and Brookings, S.D.


Diversified Technologies Inc, Suite 245
Diversified Technologies Inc, Suite 245

Chuck Sjogren, HR Director

Phone: 712.475.3301

Email: csjogren@sudenga.com


Diversified Technologies, Inc. engineers and builds products and solutions that embody the durability of our blacksmithing roots (1888- 126 years and counting!) and demonstrates the innovation that comes from decades of experience in manufacturing industry-leading agricultural equipment under our Sudenga Industries, Inc. brand. We also manufacture Dur-A-Lift mounted aerial lifts and three and four-wheel electric scooters through our Ranger All Season Corporation.


Ducks Unlimited, Inc, Suites 246 & 247
Ducks Unlimited, Inc, Suites 246 & 247

Steve Donovan, Manager of Conservation Programs

Phone: 605.633.0270

Email: sdonovan@ducks.org

 

Ducks Unlimited is a conservation organization dedicated to the restoration,

protection and enhancement of waterfowl habitat throughout North America.  


Enterprise Institute, Suite 114
Enterprise Institute, Suite 114
Tim Weelborg, Executive Director
Phone: 605.697.5015
Email: timw@sdei.org

 

A private, non-profit corporation that provides business development and commercialization services to

researchers, inventors and start-up companies in the region. Customized assistance includes help with

intellectual property searches, competitive analysis, business strategy, financial analysis, business plan

review, and capital sourcing.



General Mills, Suite 244
General Mills, Suite 244
Helping to feed people has been the root of who we are for well over a century. We started feeding a hungry nation through our flour production in the middle of the 1800s. Today, we help you feed your family conveniently, nutritiously - even joyously.




Glacial Lakes Capital, LLC, Suite 222
Glacial Lakes Capital, LLC, Suite 222
Don Endres, CEO
Phone: 605.610.1024

Email: info@glaciallakescapital.com

 

Glacial Lakes Capital, LLC is a private equity company founded in 2001 to invest in renewable

energy companies throughout the Midwest. The company completed its first investment in Glacial Lakes

Energy, LLC, a 40 million gallon ethanol production business in Watertown, SD.  Since that time, Glacial

Lakes Capital has made a number of investments in bioenergy, seed technology, farmland, advanced

biofuel companies and commercial development property.


Glycoscience Research Inc, Suite 217
Glycoscience Research Inc, Suite 217
Dr. Larry Holler

Susan Holler 

Phone: 605.695.9478 

Email: sueholler@glycoscienceresearch.com

 

GlycoScience Research has developed and maintained a flock of unique sheep carrying a genetic trait that, based on the scientific literature, may help those living with Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.  We are passionate about what these sheep may be able to offer people living with these diseases. The manufacturing of research and pharmaceutical quality GM1 ganglioside, in addition to being a novel value added agriculture product, has the potential to have a significant impact on South Dakota economic development. 


Healing Words Foundation, Suite 150
Healing Words Foundation, Suite 150


Healing Words Foundation is a nonprofit founded in Brookings, SD by Rick Holm, MD and Joanie Holm, CNP in 2011. Healing Words Foundation was developed for enhancing health and diminishing suffering by communicating useful information based on honest science, provided in a respectful and compassionate manner. 

 


International Plant Nutrition Institute, Suite 126
International Plant Nutrition Institute, Suite 126
Dr. Paul Fixen, Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Phone: 605.692.6280 

Email: pfixen@ipni.net 

 

A non-profit organization with a focus on agronomic education and research support. IPNI is a global

organization with initiatives addressing the world's growing need for food, fuel, fiber, and feed. The primary

roles of the Brookings office are coordination of the nine regional programs in the Americas and directing of

IPNI's research program.


Jackrabbit Sports Properties, a Division of Learfield Sports, Suites 211, 216, 218
Jackrabbit Sports Properties, a Division of Learfield Sports, Suites 211, 216, 218

Britt Oligschlaeger, General Manager

Phone: 605.696.3570 (office) 262.501.6145 (cell)

Email: boligschlaeger@jackrabbitsportsproperties.com

 

Jackrabbit Sports Properties connects brands and businesses to the excitement, passion, tradition, fans and fun of SDSU athletics through customized marketing solutions and experiences. We create customized campaigns which utilize the multimedia assets surrounding SDSU to meet your marketing objectives.

   


Jbar Construction Specialties, LLC, Suite 241
Jbar Construction Specialties, LLC, Suite 241

Joshua Barber, Owner

Phone: 605.677.7821

Email: buildwithjbar@gmail.com

 

Jbar Construction is a cutting edge construction company that specializes in highly energy efficient construction techniques and products. Jbar has a group of professionals ready to handle all of your remodeling needs. We now have an insurance consultant available to interpret your home owners policy and work side by side with the customer in order to get that restoration project finished.


Novita, Suites 224 & 226
Novita, Suites 224 & 226
Don Endres, CEO
Phone: 605.610.1026 

Email: don@novitanutrition.com

 

Novita Nutrition, LLC, is an animal nutrition company producing NovaMeal, a high quality protein that is

a valuable ruminant feed supplement, and NovaOil, a high energy animal feed and a non-food grade

vegetable oil for use in renewable diesel, biodiesel, renewable chemicals and personal care products.


Patterson Thuente IP, Suite 251
Patterson Thuente IP, Suite 251

Daidre Burgess, Patent Attorney

Email: burgess@ptslaw.com   

 

Brian Stender

Email: stender@ptslaw.com  

 

Bradley Thorson

Email: thorson@ptslaw.com

 

John Thuente

Email: thuente@ptslaw.com 

 

Patterson Thuente IP helps creative and inventive clients worldwide protect  - and profit from - their ideas. 

Practicing in the areas of patents, trademark, IP litigation, copyright and trade secrets, international IP law,

licensing, post issuance proceedings, and overall IP portfolio management, the firm's attorneys excel at delivering

insightful solutions to complex intellectual property matters. The firm's technically inspired clients include

innovators in industries such as agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, chemical, computer, defense, entertainment,

manufacturing, medical device, nanotechnology, optics, robotics, software, and telecommunications. 


Pheasants Forever, Suites 151 & 152
Pheasants Forever, Suites 151 & 152

Dave Nomsen, VP of Governmental Affairs 
Phone: 605.864.8138

Email: dnomsen@pheasantsforever.org

 

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
 



Raven Industries, Suites 254 & 255
Raven Industries, Suites 254 & 255

Shane Swedlund, Facility and Engineering Manager

Phone:  605.212.6800
Email:
shane.swedlund@ravenind.com

 

Raven Industries is a diversified technology company that embraces an integrated approach, where all operations support each other, sharing knowledge and best practices. Raven was founded in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1956 as a manufacturer of high-altitude research balloons for the American space program to help solve a great challenge in space exploration. From that single product line, we grew into a successful publicly traded corporation (RAVN:NASDAQ). We continue to solve great challenges through our high-quality, high-value products in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. Today, Raven is represented by three businesses: Applied Technology Division, Engineered Films Division, and Aerostar Division.


Research Park at SDSU Administrative Office, Suite 146
Research Park at SDSU Administrative Office, Suite 146
Dwaine Chapel, Executive Director
Phone: 605.696.5600

Email: dwaine@researchparkatsdstate.com

 

Melissa Werner, Director of Operations
Phone: 605.696.5600

Email: melissa@researchparkatsdstate.com   

 

The Administration Office is located in the Innovation Center at the Research Park at SDSU. It is

responsible for the oversight and development of the entire Research Park.  Responsibilities include

leasing of office and lab space, as well as leasing of parcels within the 125-acre research park.


The Administration Office offers build-to-suit office and lab space, allowing you to customize space to

meet your specific needs, as well as provides a variety of services and benefits to assist you and your

employees.


SD Department of Agriculture, Suite 223
SD Department of Agriculture, Suite 223

Ben Stout, Ag Development Representative

Phone: 605.295.1635

Email: ben.stout@state.sd.us

 

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has a Regional Development Office located in the Innovation Center. In addition to being a general point of contact for the entire Department of Ag, this office specializes in ag development and international trade. The recruitment, expansion, financing, and market enhancement of livestock operations, ag processing facilities, and agribusiness ventures are the focus of this office.


SD Small Business Development Center, Suite 114
SD Small Business Development Center, Suite 114
Tim Weelborg, Business Consultant
Phone: 605.697.5012 
Email: timw@sdei.org

 

SBDC helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses

in their efforts to remain competitive. Through a network of seven offices across the state and 1,100 SBDC

offices around the country, we provide professional, confidential and no-cost business consulting services,

including one-on-one counseling and training.



SD EPSCoR, Suites 157 & 158
SD EPSCoR, Suites 157 & 158

Jim Rice 

Phone:  605.688.6228

Email: james.rice@sdstate.edu

 

In 1980, the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The EPSCoR program is designed to assist states to establish a self-sustaining academic research enterprise with the competitive capability that will contribute to the states’ economic viability and development. SD EPSCoR’s mission is to strengthen research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across South Dakota to increase science literacy and drive science-based economic development. SD EPSCoR helps build South Dakota’s research infrastructure and increases its capacity to successfully compete for federal funding. Today many federal agencies have developed a similar program including NASA, DOE, DoD, NIH, etc.


SDSU Growth Partnership, Ltd., Suite 147
SDSU Growth Partnership, Ltd., Suite 147
Phone: 605.696.5600 

A 501(c)3 non-profit corporation responsible for spurring knowledge-based economic development in

eastern South Dakota by developing the Research Park at South Dakota State University.


Seroba Technology Inc. Suite 221
Seroba Technology Inc. Suite 221

Alain Despras

Phone: 605.692.4974

Email: alain.despras@seroba.fr

 

Seroba Technology Inc. is a 100% daughter company from Seroba SAS France. In the United States, Seroba Technology is responsible to install, set and start up machines and whole automatic lines engineered and built by Seroba SAS France. Seroba SAS France specializes in engineering and manufacturing equipment, machines, and whole automatic lines for Food Industries including: cheese factories, meat processing, preserves, fish and seafood transformation, chocolate industries, and pet food. Seroba SAS is recognized from over 45 years as a specialist in washing equipment, tunnels, and cabinets. Over 90% of the machines and equipment produced are customized for each case and application. Many important food industry groups place their confidence in Seroba to improve their ways of production or to develop new products. These groups include Bel Brands, Nestle, Pedigree, Cocoa Barry-Callebaut, and Mars to name a few. Seroba Technology Inc. is installing and starting up the new Bel Brands cheese factory in Brookings, SD. Seroba will train the production and maintenance operators on the new full automatic lines that produce the famous Mini Babybel.


Sigma LLC, Suites 121 & 122
Dean Swedlund, President
Phone: 605.692.6953
Email: aainvestor@aol.com 

 

A diverse innovative investment company engaged in venture capital investments, livestock feeding and

marketing, stock, bond, foreign exchange and commodity future trading.


Solus LED, Suite 219
Solus LED, Suite 219

Tony Bianchi-Rossi, VP of Sales - West Region     

Phone:  605.696.3576
Email: tony@solusled-usa.com

 

Solus LED, LLC is a complete LED lighting solutions company that offers a broad product line to meet most commercial, agricultural, institutional, and municipal needs.



South Dakota State University Cereal Grain Research Program - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota State University Cereal Grain Research Program - Seed Technology Laboratory
Padmanaban Krishnan, Cereal Grains Food Scientist & Professor
Phone: 605.688.4040 

Email: padmanaban.krishnam@sdstate.edu

 

The Crop Quality Laboratory or CQL, which is just one of the entities in the new SDSU Seed Technology

Laboratory located in the Research Park, will help with the investigation of the quality of food

crops in relation to health, disease prevention, and economic development. Timely research information will

enable wheat breeders to develop new varieties to meet the needs of the U.S. and export markets. The

improved facilities give plant science researchers an enhanced ability to study the fundamental traits of

cerealgrains and oilseeds and to exploit these traits to enhance their economic value. The new lab will be

easily accessible to private enterprise, grower organizations, and entrepreneurs in the state, and the new

facility should streamline the processes of examining and working with plan samples. A world-class facility

like this will continue to bring more industry projects to help share the cost and resources for finding data as

well as maintaining the facility.

 

 


South Dakota Crop Improvement Association and Seed Certification - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota Crop Improvement Association and Seed Certification - Seed Technology Laboratory
Neal Foster, Seed Certification Manager & SDCIA Executive Director
Phone: 605.688.4606
 

Email: neal.foster@sdstate.edu 

 

The State of South Dakota Crop Improvement Association (SDCIA) was formed in 1925 through

consolidation of the SD Corn Growers and Breeders Association, the SD Grain Growers Association, and

the SD Experiment Association.  The Crop Improvement Association headquarters is housed in the new

Seed Technology Laboratory located in the Research Park at SDSU in Brookings, South Dakota. While

the organization has evolved through many changes over the years, including changes in its name, its motive

has remained the same:  To foster a more stable agriculture for the state of South Dakota.

 


South Dakota State University Plant Genetics Lab - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota State University Plant Genetics Lab - Seed Technology Laboratory
Jose Gonzalez, Geneticist
Phone: 605.688.6907

Email: jose.gonzalez@sdstate.edu

 

The SDSU Plant Genetics Lab is housed in the Seed Technology Laboratory located on the SDSU

Innovation Campus.  Lead molecular genetics researchers from SDSU have drafted the "genetic road map"

of biofuels crop.  The first rough draft of a "genetic road map" of a biomass crop, prairie cordgrass, is giving

scientists an inside look at the genes of one of the crops that may help produce the next generation of

biofuels. The study already has produced the "transcriptome" of the species. The transcriptome can be

used somewhat like a map — it records the genes the plant uses to reach certain goals.

 


South Dakota State University Plant Pathology Lab - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota State University Plant Pathology Lab - Seed Technology Laboratory
Rick Geppert, Plant Pathologist
Phone: 605.688.5158
 
Email: rick.geppert@sdstate.edu


The SDSU Plant Pathology Lab, housed in the Seed Technology Laboratory located in the Research Park,

provides cutting-edge molecular studies and an increased level of collaboration for

work in thwarting diseases that threaten small grains.  Collaboration between SDSU wheat breeders and

other scientists, along with a world-class molecular biology program, will occur as a result of being in the

same building.  In addition, the new greenhouses will allow for cultivating plants throughout the year with

better lighting and temperature control.

 


South Dakota State University Seed Science and Technology - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota State University Seed Science and Technology - Seed Technology Laboratory
Brent Turnipseed, Seed Lab Manager
Phone: 605.688.4590

Email: brent.turnipseed@sdstate.edu

 

Seed Science and Technology is a public seed testing lab that is maintained by SDSU and located in the

Research Park to test seed samples for farmers, seedsmen, South Dakota Crop Improvement

Association, and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The lab is equipped with modern testing

equipment necessary to perform tests on all kinds of agricultural crops, vegetables, trees, grass, and flower

seed. It is staffed with experienced, technically trained and accredited analysts (CSA and RST) and

part-timeassistants who work under constant supervision. All analyses performed by the lab are made

according to the Rules for Testing Seeds published by the Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA). The

report issued by the lab is an official test of the sample submitted.


South Dakota State University Spring Wheat Breeding Program - Seed Technology Laboratory
South Dakota State University Spring Wheat Breeding Program - Seed Technology Laboratory
Karl Glover, Spring Wheat Breeder
Phone: 605.688.4769 

Email: karl.glover@sdstate.edu 

 

South Dakota State University's spring wheat breeder housed in the new Seed Technology Lab located in

the Research Park, is hoping a new spring wheat cultivar can help build up the country. "Brick"

spring wheat offers disease resistance and top baking qualities. It is South Dakota State University's spring

wheat cultivar that is most resistant to Fusarium head blight, and it will be widely available to producers.

Brick's characteristics include good yield potential, exceptionally high test weight, and early heading date. It

also has a gene that confers a good level of Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance.

 


TruCount CPA PC, Suite 208
TruCount CPA PC, Suite 208
Julie Underwood, CPA
Phone: 605.651.0300
Email: julie@trucountcpa.com

TruCount CPA PC provides support for businesses in stages of business development from start-up

through maturity. This includes recommendations on setting up entities, registering with reporting agencies,

designing and implementing accounting systems, budgeting, financial statements, tax preparation and

planning. Services for individuals include tax planning and preparation and financial planning.


United Development, Suite 212
United Development, Suite 212
Arjan Blok
Phone: 605.690.5065

Email: uniteddevelopment@itctel.com 

 

United Development is a contracting, construction and development business focusing on new dairy

facilities, as well as other agricultural development.




Western Ag Global (USA) Inc
Western Ag Global (USA) Inc

Ken Greer
Phone: 877.978.1777 

Email: kengreer@westernag.ca

 

Western Ag Professional Agronomy (WAPA) provides farmers with a deeper understanding of their soils and gives them the support and knowledge needed to optimize both yield and profit.  WAPA empowers farmers through delivery of the patented PRS CropCast™ (Plant Root Simulator).  This is a complete crop selection, nutrition and yield forecasting service which is delivered through our network of Professional Agronomy Consultants (PACs).  Western Ag Global was formed in 2012 with the purpose of growing the WAPA business through recruiting, training and supporting franchise partners on a global scale.  These licensed business partners then hire and support PACs to deliver the PRS CropCast™ to farmers. 

 

Initially established in 1994, the Western Ag Group of Companies is a privately owned and rapidly growing group of companies.  To date, the PRS™ Technology has been used for soil science research in 58 countries and has been the basis for over 1300 peer reviewed papers.” 


Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., Suite 225
Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., Suite 225

Greg Starnes

Phone: 605.336.3890

Email: greg.starnes@woodsfuller.com

 

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. is a team of legal professionals committed to providing quality legal services since the firm's inception in 1887. Our clients come from all over the world, but our roots are in South Dakota. All of our lawyers are licensed in South Dakota. We have lawyers that are also licensed in North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and Georgia.

 

Over the years, the law has become more complicated. We have responded to continuing changes by broadening our services. Our lawyers have the talent to serve your short and long term needs and offer a variety of services with an unmatched commitment to quality. Our firm is large enough to serve all of our clients' needs, but small enough to provide personal attention.