Posts in category: 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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.