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Support MN Ag, Donate Today

Posted on November 14, 2017, in AURI News, News

Support AURI, Support MN Agriculture  Be part of the solution by donating today. Minnesota agriculture is the heart and soul of the state because of the hard work of farmers and small business owners. AURI works with them to develop new ideas that create new markets for commodities and new opportunities for commercial products. Today, […]

AURI Names Chippewa Valley Ethanol Coop Ag Innovator of the Year

Posted on November 8, 2017, in AURI News, News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), named The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) of Benson, Minn., its 2017 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award, which has been given annually for the past 15 years, will be accepted by CVEC Board Chair, David Thompson and General Manager Chad Friese at the company’s Board meeting on […]

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 Features 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 […]