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AURI Releases 2016 Annual Report

Posted on March 28, 2017, in AURI News, News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute released its 2016 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s efforts in furthering value-added agriculture within its four focus areas. “The past year saw AURI work on more than 200 projects, with 114 of them newly initiated during the fiscal year,” said AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht. “A significant driver of this […]

AURI Now Accepting Proposals for Agricultural Innovation Partnership Program

Posted on March 27, 2017, in AURI News, News

Note–applications for the 2017 Agricultural Innovation Partnership Program are closed. If you would like to apply for the 2018 program, please check back later, or email Jennifer Wagner-Lahr. Innovation lies at the heart of everything AURI does throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. It’s a key component of the organization’s mission and actions, and now […]

AURI Releases New Clean Label Guide

Posted on March 27, 2017, in AURI News, News

AURI has produced a free Clean Label Guide that provides important information to help small- and medium-sized Minnesota food producers make the transition to product ingredients that make for a “clean label.” These are ingredients consumers perceive to be healthier or more natural alternatives to traditional ingredients like additives, preservatives, emulsifiers and sweeteners. For example, […]

AURI Releases Biomass for Cooling System Technologies Feasibility Guide

Posted on March 27, 2017, in AURI News, News

New technologies are developing every day; nevertheless, the need for efficient and green energy is ubiquitous in our daily life. Biomass energy resources to operate an air unit are implementable through cooling technologies. These developments can result in an electricity free system to foster green energy worldwide by reducing the carbon footprint. The concept of […]

AURI Announces its 2017 Board of Directors

Posted on March 27, 2017, in AURI News, News

The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled March meeting. The new directors are: Larry Johnson, representing Minnesota agribusiness Sen. Rich Draheim, representing the Minnesota Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee The Agriculture Utilization Research Institute’s additional directors are: Ron Obermoller, Chair, representing Minnesota […]

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute announces new board directors

Posted on February 18, 2016, in AURI News, News

http://www.rrfn.com/indepth/021916%20AURI.MP3 The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled February meeting. The new directors are: John Schafer, representing the Minnesota Beef Council. Schafer raises Hereford cattle and crops in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota Dr. Jill Zullo, representing Minnesota agribusiness. Zullo is the Technical Director for Corn […]

AURI’s 2015 Annual Report

Posted on February 9, 2016, in AURI News, News

AURI’s 2015 Annual Report illustrates a few highlights of the value AURI provides to Minnesota agriculture.  It also features key client projects and research initiatives. > View AURI’s 2015 Annual Report

AURI revises mission statement

Posted on February 3, 2016, in AURI News, News

In an effort to best deliver results for Minnesota’s ag-based sectors and bolster the economic impact of these industries within Minnesota, the AURI Board of Directors initiated a refresh of the organization’s mission statement. The Minnesota State Legislature established the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) in 1989 to help develop new uses for agricultural products. […]

Minnesota food innovators, entrepreneurs and students to gain in proposed expansion

Posted on November 20, 2015, in AURI News, News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has announced intentions to upgrade its Marshall facility to include a food sensory laboratory, developmental kitchen, analytical services and improved communication abilities. Technical experts meeting with Senate Capital Investment Committee members at Southwest Minnesota State University this week said that, if approved, updates to laboratories and equipment would allow AURI […]

EarthClean named Ag Innovator of the Year

Posted on November 20, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

EarthClean Corporation is being recognized for its innovative approach to utilizing Minnesota’s agricultural commodities for an environmentally friendly firefighting additive and its commitment to expand the product line of natural solutions to difficult problems.