2015

Minnesota food innovators, entrepreneurs and students to gain in proposed expansion

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has announced intentions to upgrade its Marshall facility to include a food sensory laboratory, developmental kitchen, analytical services and improved communication abilities. Technical experts meeting with Senate Capital Investment Committee members at Southwest Minnesota State University this week said that, if approved, updates to laboratories and equipment would allow AURI to reach the next level of service innovation and functionality for Minnesota’s food entrepreneurs. AURI… Read More »Minnesota food innovators, entrepreneurs and students to gain in proposed expansion

2015 Ag Innovator of the year: EarthClean Corporation

The EarthClean Corporation is being honored in 2014 for their work in creating an environmentally friendly fire suppressant using corn and soybeans. The company creates TetraKO, a biodegradable water enhancer that changes plain water into an adhering gel that knocks down fires faster than water or foam—without harming the environment or wildlife. TetraKO also increases firefighter safety and decreases firefighting costs.

AURI meets with Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

AURI recently attended the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) public board session. FFAR was created in the 2014 Farm Bill to “catalyze innovation to solve pressing food and agriculture challenges that affect the lives of all Americans” by increasing the scientific and technological research, innovation and partnerships critical to enhancing sustainable production of nutritious food and agricultural products. AURI Board of Directors chair, Ron Obermoller, addressed the FFAR… Read More »AURI meets with Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Emerging Opportunities for Fish and Shrimp Production in Minnesota

In support of the rapidly growing aquaculture industry, AURI brought together interested parties together to interact with Minnesota leaders through this targeted networking event.  Topics presented at the forum included technological advancements, business development, marketing, case studies, financing and new feed products. > Agenda > Soy and Aquaculture, Mike Youngerberg, Minnesota Soybean > AURI Aquaculture Forum, Harold Stanislawski, AURI > Tru Shrimp Systems, Michael Ziebell, Tru Shrimp Systems > Uniquely High Quality Soy-Protein, John Pollock &… Read More »Emerging Opportunities for Fish and Shrimp Production in Minnesota

Food internship offers wide array of experiences

“This internship has made me think differently about agriculture and how it connects with the food industry. I was not aware that there is a large field of value-added agricultural commodity food products on the market and in development,” says Joseph Quinlan, a student at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota, who just finished up an internship with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. “Through this experience I have been learning… Read More »Food internship offers wide array of experiences