New Initiatives for our Future

The Grain Place Foundation is pleased to announce two new initiatives to deepen our ability to work for the sustainable future of the Grain Place, as we live out our commitment to farming for the future of our soil and our communities:


We have begun laying plans to construct on-site housing for Grain Place Foundation interns, researchers, and volunteers.  A new 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.

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; as the project develops, we will share a more specific list of opportunities to participate in support of this project. We welcome financial donations.

Currently, we are finalizing plans and searching for contractors who can construct the basement and enclose the building; we hope to start this fall.

If you want to make a financial contribution for the Intern House, you may do so on our website or mail a check to Grain Place Foundation, 1904 N Highway 14, Marquette, NE 68854. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Jay Vetter (

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