2024 Governor's Conference on Economic Development
What started in 1956 as a small team of engineers developing high-altitude research balloons, has since transformed into a publicly traded company that provides a wide-range of specialty technology products, solving some of the greatest challenges in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets.
Raven Industries, headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota doesn’t just assemble products, they revolutionize, design and engineer technical solutions – all thanks to its foundation in stratospheric innovation, commitment to engineering and manufacturing excellence, and deep-seeded roots within its community.
Looking to the future, the company is bringing its process of collaboration and innovation to the public sector with a $5 million contribution to South Dakota State University’s future precision agriculture facility. The Raven Precision Agriculture Center, which broke ground in October 2018, will lead the nation in precision agriculture education, research and extension — bringing agronomy, engineering and computer science disciplines under one roof — where students and faculty can collaborate, conduct research, and innovate.