AURI’s virtual presence is getting a new look. The website www. auri.org is undergoing a major renovation that will be complete in October.
“For many people, the first place they turn for information is the Internet,” says Mary Steidler, AURI communications assistant. “While AURI has had a fairly elaborate site for quite a few years, we’re giving it an upgrade so that it will be easier to find information.” Enhanced search capabilities will better access research and “overall it will have a fresher look,” Steidler says.
While the current site receives thousands of hits from all over the world every week, it hasn’t undergone major changes since its launch more than 12 years ago. “It’s important to add features that people want,” Steidler says. “The web site has become one of our primary communication tools.”
Enhanced biomass web site
The Minneapolis Biomass Exchange web site, mbioex.com, has been launched to simplify biomass exchanges between suppliers and buyers. The site builds on an earlier effort by AURI, Clean Energy Resource Teams, and state commerce and natural resource departments.
By linking harvesters and transporters to buyers and sellers, the site aims to increase market opportunities, knowledge of the biomass industry and reduce risk.
Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British […]
–by Liz Morrison Coming up on school menus: bread, pasta, tortillas, pizza, pancakes and other foods made with nutritious whole grains. New federal standards for school meals, which are designed to combat rising rates of childhood obesity, will require more whole grains, like wheat and barley. The requirements offer opportunities for Minnesota farmers and food […]
Barnesville, Minn. — James Nelson kept a family tradition alive when he reopened the bakery his Dad established in 1937. But it’s the nontraditional goods that make Son-Rise Bakery unique. Son-Rise offers “diabetic-friendly” doughnuts and cookies made with healthy ingredients and Minnesota-grown organic flours. Nelson’s enduring love for baking began in third grade when he […]
Houston, Minn. — The flavors of Old World Germany can be found nestled in the Mississippi bluffs of southeastern Minnesota.“Through the Grapevine,” a restaurant featuring traditional German cuisine, offers homemade ketchup, shrimp dip, sweet horseradish and tartar sauce with every meal. Now the diner’s popular condiment sauces are being offered for retail, along with schnitzel […]
Redwood Falls, Minn. — Cool, dry weather, topical forums and the opportunity to compare seed varieties and farm equipment brought thousands of people to Farmfest 2009 at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls August 4-6. It was also an opportunity for AURI to celebrate 20 years of operation. “Farmfest remains our single biggest opportunity to […]