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

February 2015 Board of Directors retreat

Taking place on February 13, 2015

AURI Board of Directors retreat February 13-14, 2015 Hotel 340 340 Cedar St St. Paul, MN

March 2015 Board of Directors meeting

Taking place on March 18, 2015

AURI Board of Directors meeting March 18, 2015 Best Western Capitol Ridge 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


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