Board of Directors

Board of Directors

AURI is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives of the state’s commodity groups, agribusiness and members of the Minnesota House and Senate agriculture committees. Meetings of the board are open to the public.


Upcoming AURI Board Meetings

March 2015 Board of Directors meeting

Taking place on March 18, 2015

AURI Board of Directors meeting March 18, 2015 4 pm Best Western Capitol Ridge St. Paul, MN

April 2015 Board of Directors tour

Taking place on April 16, 2015

AURI Board of Directors tour April 16, 2015 8:30 am Embassy Suites 175 E 10th St. St. Paul, MN

See all AURI Board Meetings.

Board of Directors


Brandli, Art

Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council

John Gilbertson

Gilbertson, John — Vice Chair

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation

John Goihl

Goihl, John — Secretary/Treasurer


Jerry Hasnedl

Hasnedl, Jerry

Minnesota Farmers Union

Kim Hintz

Hintz, Kim



Kiel, Rep. Debra

Minnesota House of Representatives

Ron Obermoller

Obermoller, Ron — Chair

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council


Peterson, Richard

Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council


Schmit, Sen. Matt

Minnesota Senate