January 2014

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute board elects officers

At its regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014, the board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) elected its officers for 2014. Officers of the board are elected every January. The positions, as follows, are: Chairman: Ron Obermoller, who represents Minnesota Soybean on AURI’s Board. This will be Obermoller’s second term as chairman. Obermoller is a producer from Brewster, Minn., who has been active in the… Read More »Agricultural Utilization Research Institute board elects officers

Midwest Ag Enterprises

Idea: Find a protein feed source for nursery pigs and poultry to replace fish meal, which is decreasing in supply. AURI’s role & outcomes: AURI staff helped Midwest Ag Enterprises identify a process to remove oligosaccharides, which interfere with digestion and nutrient absorption, from soy meal to make it an attractive feed option.

AURI’s Nan Larson named to Governor’s Workforce Development Council

Nan Larson, Rural Innovation Network and Convening Director for AURI, has been named to the Governor’s Workforce Development Council as a community-based organization representative. Larson’s term begins January 8, 2014, and runs through June 30, 2017. Larson was also recently received the five-year anniversary recognition for serving as a board member with the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council. There, too, she served as community and economic development-based organization representative.

EarthClean Corporation named finalist in 2014 Community Impact Award

EarthClean Corporation, an AURI client that focuses on creating environmentally friendly fire suppressant, was named a finalist for the 2014 Community Impact Awards by Minnesota Business Magazine. This notable honor celebrates companies and individuals making the world a better place. EarthClean was nominated in the Sustainability Award category (recognizing Minnesota companies for offering their products or services in a way that’s better for the environment). Finalists will be profiled in… Read More »EarthClean Corporation named finalist in 2014 Community Impact Award