New AURI talent is ready to serve Minnesota’s meat industry. In March, Clint Gehrke joined the AURI animal products lab in Marshall.

A native of Luverne, Minn., Gehrke is a 2004 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings where he majored in animal science and minored in ag business. He gained hands-on experience in meat research working at the SDSU meat lab for three years.

“Working at AURI is challenging because you never know what kind of project is going to come next,” says Gehrke. “I look forward to helping to build a strong working relationship with meat processors in the state.”

“The meat industry is extremely important to Minnesota,” says Edgar Olson, AURI executive director. “Clint will help AURI meet the needs of processors across the state and assist in new product development.”

Gehrke and his wife Nikki live in Marshall.