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Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. has accomplished proven records of excellence as a processor and supplier of specialty crop food ingredients since the year of its establishment in 1967.  Employees headed by Mr. Harris Peterson run Minn-Dak Growers Ltd.  Our integrated research efforts compel us to find new and better ways of exceeding the expectation of our customers.  Minn-Dak specialty food ingredients will continue to be the standard against which the industry is measured. 

Crop Production Research
A comprehensive crop production research effort address all major issues faced by our growers to raise buckwheat, mustard, confection sunflower, and safflower (specialty crops).  We assist our growers in planning and implementing all aspects of farming operations so that they can fit specialty crops profitably in their cropping systems.  Our activities include:

  • Arranging meetings to educate growers prior to growing season.

  • Assisting with crop management decision-making during growing season.
  • Implementing crop management research to answer grower questions.
  • Sponsoring research to develop improved crop varieties.
  • Assisting growers with technical handouts, bulletins, and extension publications.

These efforts help ensure the best quality products to enter our processing plants.

Processing and Quality Research
The latest processing equipment and laboratory technology ensure that our customers consistently receive quality food ingredients.  Our processing and research also focus on new demands of our customers.  Some of these activities include:

  • Buckwheat flour effects on pasta, bread, and puffed snacks.

  • New processing technology to "deheat" mustard.
  • Evaluating new uses of food ingredients, such as buckwheat starch for fat replacement and mustard flour as an antioxidant.
  • Compare in-house quality lab data with other commercial laboratories.

Marketing Research
We constantly monitor the changing trends in the food industries.  We study new ways of utilizing our ingredients.  We accomplish this through:

  • Direct contact with our customers.

  • Participation in trade shows.
  • Market research.
  • Internet search and promotion.

The Cutting Edge
This integrated research and development approach helps Minn-Dak provide the best food ingredients to earn customers trust and stay on the cutting edge of the food ingredients industry.

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