November 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