Marshall Facility

Marshall Facility

  • 1501 State Street
  • Marshall, MN 56258
  • p 507.537.7440   |   f 507.537.7441

AURI’s Marshall facilities are located on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. In addition to staff offices, the facilities include a meat lab, food lab and analytical chemistry lab.

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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

The focus of the analytical laboratory is to provide quality analytical and compositional data to promote value-added products from Minnesota agriculture commodities and coproducts. The analytical laboratory evaluates many sample types including foods, meats, coproducts and renewable fuels. Capabilities include: chromatography spectroscopy wet chemical analysis physical characterization

Bioproducts Laboratory

Bioproducts Laboratory

This facility is focused on one to 10 kilograms scale processing of agriculture commodities and coproducts. Processes are developed and demonstrated for producing increased value materials by fractionation, chemical conversion and purification. Capabilities include: Chemical processing of straw, stover and other biomass materials Extraction and characterization of oils and high-value components from oilseed meal and […]

Food Laboratory

Food Laboratory

AURI’s food lab is available to those seeking to introduce new foods to the marketplace. It is focused on smaller companies and entrepreneurs who are developing and commercializing new food products. Capabilities include: food formulation and product development nutrition facts labeling and nutritional analysis regulatory assistance sourcing ingredients and packaging analytical food product testing guidance on shelf-life […]

Meat Laboratory

Meat Laboratory

The meat laboratory in Marshall is used for formulation and analytical assessment of meat products. This facility includes equipment for developing and testing new products. Capabilities include: product formulation scale-up processing smoking/cooking packaging co-packer identification troubleshooting

Marshall Facility: Related research

Meat Industry Impact Study

Posted on January 1, 2002, in Research

The purpose of this study is to estimate the economic impact of meat/milk processing plants to the state’s economy and community vitality. This study will utilize a regional input-output model (IMPLAN) to estimate the output and employment impacts on all production and support industries.

Multi Species Report

Posted on January 1, 2002, in Research

In an effort to reach possible new markets, interest in producing alternative livestock has grown among Minnesota producers. For many of these species, little information exists. AURI has commissioned a study which focuses on the current and future potential of a number of alternative species as meat producing animals and birds. This study is helpful […]

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Marshall Facility: Related tools

Food Safety Interventions for Small Meat Processors

Posted on September 28, 2012, in Tools

View Food Safety Interventions Powerpoint By Carissa Nath, AURI Meat Scientist The livestock and meat industries have made huge strides over the last 10 to 15 years to ensure they are producing the safest food supply in the world. However, there continue to be a large number of foodborne illness outbreaks; a number of these […]

Marshall Facility: Related news

AURI Labs Meeting Minnesota’s Needs

Posted on July 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

By Dan Lemke Great ideas might remain just a concept without the resources necessary to make them real. AURI has been a unique Minnesota resource for more than 25 years, delivering a combination of innovative laboratories, pilot facilities and scientific expertise. AURI’s facilities provide businesses and entrepreneurs working to develop agriculturally-based products with valuable technical […]

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Continued innovation can help enable a bright future for Minnesota’s food sector

Posted on January 4, 2016, in News

AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. Our work in the four focus areas (biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food) assists entrepreneurs and growing businesses navigate the demands of entering the marketplace. One industry undergoing a dramatic transformation right now is food production and processing – as consumer preference changes and retailers work to accommodate their needs. As an example, consumers increasingly want a local, sustainable and healthy product.

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