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

June 2016 Board of Directors meeting

Taking place on June 16, 2016

Board of Directors meeting June 16, 2016 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 1900 Premier Dr. Mankato, MN 56001

July 2016 Board of Directors meeting and tour

Taking place on July 14, 2016

Board of Directors meeting and tour July 14, 2016 Location 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

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