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 2016 Board of Directors meeting and tour

Taking place on November 17, 2016

Board of Directors meeting and tour November 17, 2016 Location TBD

December 2016 Board of Directors meeting

Taking place on December 15, 2016

Board of Directors meeting December 15, 2016 Embassy Suites 175 10th St. E. St. Paul, MN 55101

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

Debra Kiel

Kiel, Rep. Debra

Minnesota House of Representatives

Ron Obermoller

Obermoller, Ron — Chair

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council


Schafer, John

Minnesota Beef Council


Schmit, Sen. Matt

Minnesota Senate


Zullo, Jill