Ag Innovation News is a quarterly newspaper that began circulation in 1992. In the inaugural January 1992 edition, Richard Nelson, then AURI’s Executive Director, wrote: “Four times each year, these pages will offer a sampling of AURI’s accomplishments in ag product commercialization, technology transfer and applied research. …There will also be news of important progress in agricultural utilization wherever it occurs.” Along with news of AURI projects and activities, the first issue featured “New Uses Roundup — around the nation and the world.” The regular feature is now “Elsewhere in ag innovations,” and continues to offer news of ag product developments around the globe.
The newspaper is designed to make research and technical information easy to read and enjoyable for the average user. From an initial subscription list of 4,000, it has grown to reach more than 12,000 print and online readers every quarter, covering AURI’s work in the development of new food products, renewable energy, biobased products and new uses for agricultural coproducts.