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2017 Annual Report

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News, News

Erik Evans Agricultural Utilization Research Institute 612.704.1120 eevans@auri.org       Another Strong Year for the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute  Newly Published 2017 Annual Report Tells the Story SAINT PAUL, Minn. – February, 2018 – The newly published Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) documents another year of positive […]

New Staff Announcement

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News, News

CONTACT: Michael Gottsacker Russell Herder 612/230-6357 michael.gottsacker@russellherder.com         AURI Hires New Staff for Project Management and Project Development Roles January, 2018, St Paul, MN—The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is pleased to announce its recent hiring of Monte Koshel and Jason Robinson, who join the AURI team as a Project Manager and […]

AURI Receives RCDG Grant

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News, News

CONTACT: Erik Evans Agricultural Utilization Research Institute 612.704.1120 eevans@auri.org   AURI Awarded USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant   January 2018, St Paul, MN—The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) a $200,000 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) to assist rural businesses and cooperative development during the 2018 calendar year. This is […]

New Uses Forum 2018: Adding Value at the Speed of Innovation

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI Events, AURI News, Events, News

For the second year in a row, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a New Uses Forum to highlight current and potential innovative uses for the agricultural commodities produced in the state and region. Scheduled for April 12, 2018, with a networking reception on the preceding evening. The theme, “Adding Value at the […]

The DNA of Innovation: AURI Award Winner Has Long Value-Added History

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News, Success Stories

BY DAN LEMKE Founders of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson were among the first to ride Minnesota’s growing ethanol wave. CVEC formed in 1995 and began processing corn into ethanol in 1996, becoming just the fifth enterprise in a state that now boasts 21 corn ethanol plants. CVEC’s Benson facility has the […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with board member, Jerry Hasnedl

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

This quarter the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI board member, Jerry Hasnedl. Jerry has served with distinction for the last three years, representing Minnesota Farmers Union. In doing so, Jerry brings the necessary talents of critical thinking and problem solving to board meetings and offers unique insight in the area of […]

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 […]