Biotech firm Benson Hill, formally opened its new headquarters within the 39 North plant science district — marking the occasion with an event that included a visit from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The $52 million, 160,000-square-foot headquarters off North Warson Road will host an ensemble of experts in plant biology, agronomy, data analytics, machine learning, and food science. The building is housed near other engines for agricultural research, such as the neighboring Danforth Plant Science Center. READ MORE