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

November 2015 Board of Directors meeting

Taking place on November 19, 2015

AURI Board of Directors meeting November 19, 2015 8:30 am Location TBD

December 2015 Board of Directors tour

Taking place on December 17, 2015

AURI Board of Directors tour December 17, 2015 8:30 am Location: Twin Cities, TBD

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



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