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 […]
Earlier this year on March 21, AURI hosted its first-ever New Uses Innovation Forum. The event brought together expert voices from throughout the upper Midwest’s value-added agricultural sector. If you weren’t able to attend this year’s forum, the Director of Grow North Minnesota Lauren Mehler Pradhan offers a great overview. She said, “The New Uses […]
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, […]
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