Intern House Under Construction

We have started to build on-site housing for Grain Place Foundation interns, researchers, and volunteers.  The 900 square foot housing and research facility will include two bedrooms, utility/bathrooms, and a common area that includes a kitchen. Built on a full basement that will immediately serve as a storm shelter, our longer-term plans include expanding the Intern House to include two more bedrooms as the basement is finished. We are grateful that this housing will enable us to expand our research, internship and short-term volunteer opportunities in organic and regenerative farming.

With assistance from a concrete pump, we poured the basement and foundation in early December 2022.

The Intern House initiative began with a $100,000 gift from Linda and Greg Harrison, which gets us more than 2/3 of the way toward the first phase of construction. As much as possible, we will build an environmentally friendly structure. We will utilize volunteers as we complete the interior and provide furnishings. The basement walls have been poured – weather will dictate when decking and framing gets done. A list of unfunded items can be found here.

You may make a financial contribution online or mail a check to Grain Place Foundation, 1904 N Highway 14, Marquette, NE 68854. Be sure to let us know what part of project you want to fund. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Jay Vetter (

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