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Ag Innovation Update-February 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017, in Ag Innovation Update

Ag Innovation Update-March 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI Launches Agriculture Innovation Partnership Program

Posted on April 5, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

In an effort to develop more value-added ideas with the potential to benefit Minnesota’s value-added agricultural businesses, entrepreneurs, agricultural processors and farmers, AURI launched a new venture this year called the Agriculture Innovation Partnership (AIP) program. It aims to further AURI’s collaborative efforts with partner organizations to develop opportunities to add value to agricultural products through practical, applied research.

AURI Extends Survey Deadline

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

In an effort to give more readers the opportunity to take part in the Ag Innovation News survey announced in the last issue of the newspaper, AURI is extending the deadline to May 31st!

Elsewhere in Ag Innovations

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

Recently, a Japanese chemist named Eijiro Miyako discovered a new way to assist natural pollinators in the wild with technology. Miyako has developed a system that combines a proprietary gel with a tiny, insect-sized remote controlled drone, to pollinate plants and flowers.

They Call it ‘Food Building’

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

If Willy Wonka made sandwiches instead of candy, says Tom Brossart, he might have started “Food Building.” But instead it was the real-life Kieran Folliard, of Kieran’s Irish Pub fame, whose eyes began to twinkle at the idea of an artisanal sandwich factory. You don’t need a golden ticket to see with your own eyes how Red Table Meat Co. processes its pork.

A Profile of AURI’s Coproduct Focus Area and Pilot Lab

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

Located in AURI’s office in Waseca, the coproduct utilization laboratory is a unique facility equipped to test, analyze and develop new products utilizing agricultural leftovers. This includes crop residue, ag-processing coproducts, biomass and many other raw materials that are of relatively low value in their initial state.

Telling the Tales of Innovation

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

As an innovative nonprofit organization just getting itself established, AURI leaders understood the need to communicate with various audiences. AURI had begun operating autonomously in 1989 and needed to inform stakeholders about what the organization was doing, its progress and successes, as well as news items from the world of agriculture innovation.

Thought Leaders Strengthen Minnesota’s Food Industry

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

As new opportunities and consumer preferences continue to drive growth in the food arena, AURI understands the importance of continually taking the pulse of the industry for new insights. It accomplishes this with the help of a Food Industry Thought Leaders (FITL) team, comprised of industry experts who are dedicated to exploring market opportunities and challenges the food industry faces.

Board Spotlight

Posted on April 4, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News is highlighting one of the newest individuals elected to AURI’s board of directors, Larry Johnson. He joins the organization after spending many years in various agriculture and value-added roles and AURI heartily welcomes him to the board. Read on to learn more about Director Johnson.