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Seeing Around Corners: Dust Busters

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

AURI’s “dust-busters” are looking for ways to get rid of nuisance dust from seed treatments. Many crop seeds are planted with a thin, multi-layer coating of pesticides, called a seed treatment. Seed treatments protect young plants from fungal diseases and early-season insect pests. For many Minnesota crops — corn, soybeans, cereal grains, potatoes — seed […]

Food Research and Development Lab

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

Located in AURI’s Marshall Facilities on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus, the food research and development lab is a unique resource for entrepreneurs and small food businesses throughout Minnesota. The goal of AURI’s Food Focus Area is to support the organization’s mission: to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value added agricultural products. […]

Donate Today

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

As you may have read in the Executive Director’s column, AURI is taking steps to strengthen the organization’s service offerings to Minnesota farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses by increasing and diversifying its funding sources. With the needs of those whom the organization helps surpassing its available resources, AURI decided to explore new alternatives to support the […]

AURI Finds Success with First-Ever Ag Innovation Forum

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation Update

Earlier this year on March 21, AURI hosted its first-ever New Uses Innovation Forum. The event brought together expert voices from throughout the upper Midwest’s value-added agricultural sector. If you weren’t able to attend this year’s forum, the Director of Grow North Minnesota Lauren Mehler Pradhan offers a great overview. She said, “The New Uses […]

The Passionate Professionals

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

Food is a necessity for everyone, but for some it is a passion and a way of life, recognizing it as an opportunity. AURI is currently assisting a wide range of entrepreneurs, including trained chefs and food industry professionals who are using their knowledge and passion to help drive a local food renaissance. Brian Sadowski, […]

AURI hosts sensory panel to assist clients with product development and marketing

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

Offering a unique way for food entrepreneurs to gain expert critique and connect with others, AURI collaborated with Midwest Pantry to hold a Sensory Tasting Event in late March. The event brought together a diverse group of people to evaluate various characteristics of food and beverage selections. AURI’s Innovative Network Program has conducted both formal […]

AURI Board Spotlight

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News is highlighting two of its current board members—recently elected Sen Rich Draheim and current Secretary-Treasurer Art Bandli. Both Directors show a great dedication to AURI and its endeavors, while having unique backgrounds. Hopefully you can see from the side-by-side interviews how diverse opinions and visions for the organization’s future work […]

Small Steps for AURI Mean Giant Leaps for Minnesota Entrepreneurs

Posted on July 18, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

In recent months, the AURI board of directors and senior leadership have undertaken a new strategic plan to increase the organization’s impact. One of the most critical steps of the plan is the investigation of ways to enhance and diversify AURI’s funding sources, so the organization may better meet the rising demand for its ongoing […]

Ag Innovation Update-May 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017, in Ag Innovation Update

Ag Innovation Update-April 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017, in Ag Innovation Update