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Today’s consumers are health-conscious and busy, demanding convenient and wholesome foods, and food safety is more important to consumers than ever. This critical, ever-evolving industry presents a significant opportunity for many businesses.

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Super Bowl LII Will Have Some PANACHE

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

By AURI For most of AURI’s clients, hard work and perseverance are critical to success. Most recently, food client, Panache, which makes a variety of infused apple juices and ciders, proved this. In the months leading up to the new year, Managing Partner, Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale and Marketing Director, Xavier Boulard’s efforts paid off when their […]

Taking the Next Step

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, News, Success Stories

The next generation of Hmong farmers is poised to step into value-added product arena by DAN LEMKE They may not raise corn, soybeans or wheat, or farm large parcels of land, but Minnesota’s Hmong American farmers have transformed the state’s urban agriculture and local food landscape. Now the next generation of Hmong farmers is poised […]

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Upcoming events relating to Food

Foundations of a Marketing Plan

Taking place on June 19, 2018

Join Dr. George Dierberger and fellow entrepreneurs for this hands-on experience in working through essential marketing components tailored for small businesses. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. University Enterprise Laboratories 1000 Westgate Drive, Room 251 St. Paul, MN 55114 Registration fee: $ 10 All Materials Included Register Now Agenda Mission/Vision Market Assessment […]

Winter Camelina Open House Field Day

Taking place on June 27, 2018

Camelina Open House Field Day: June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an […]

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Research about Food

Opinions of Minnesota School Lunch Professionals About Minnesota Food Products

Posted on May 18, 2018, in Research

In August 2017, AURI and the Stine Group emailed a survey to 167 Nutrition Services Directors (NSDs) in 120 Minnesota school districts. The goal of the survey was to gauge NSDs levels of understanding and interest in Clean Label products for their programs. Additionally, the survey inquired about their willingness and ability to purchase value-added […]

Clean Label Guide

Posted on January 4, 2017, in Tools

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, […]

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Tools relating to Food

Clean Label Guide

Posted on January 4, 2017, in Tools

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, […]

Food Safety Resources

Posted on November 3, 2016, in Tools

The topic of safety in the production process is of the utmost importance to any entrepreneur or business that is developing food for commercial sales. Foodborne illnesses are a preventable, underreported public health problem, which place a burden on consumers while negatively affecting a company’s sales and brand. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) offers […]

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News about Food

Winter Camelina Open House

Posted on May 22, 2018, in News

For more information on the Field Day click here June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the […]

Winter Camelina Open House Field Day

Posted on May 22, 2018, in News, Partner Events

Camelina Open House Field Day: June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an […]

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