With its $30,000 award from the INNovation Fund, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting set out to develop a database application bringing together information from several sources about agricultural companies and testing the “freemium” model for generating revenue by offering accessible data sets and related content. Responses provided by Pamela Dempsey have been edited and condensed. What was your organization trying to achieve? Our goals with this project were to build a database application, The Risk Miner, that meshes information from several sources about big agribusiness companies and to test the freemium model for generating revenue by offering accessible data sets and related content. What role did the INNovation Fund dollars play in the project?