2015

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute names Schlecht as new Executive Director

> Listen to a radio segment about the new Executive Director The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), an innovative nonprofit that fuels economic growth in Minnesota, has announced the appointment of Shannon M. Schlecht as its new Executive Director. Schlecht, who most recently served as Vice President of Policy for U.S. Wheat Associates in Arlington, VA, will officially join the organization in September, when he will assume overall strategic and operational responsibility for the… Read More »Agricultural Utilization Research Institute names Schlecht as new Executive Director

EarthClean

Idea to reality: EarthClean needed certification by the USDA Forest Service in order to use their corn-based firefighting product TetraKO to fight forest fires. The company also wanted to develop a liquid version. AURI’s role: AURI scientists are working with EarthClean on product development and testing. Outcomes: With testing and product development help from several of AURI’s scientists, EarthClean had commercial quantities of TetraKO powder available for the 2012-13 wildfire season, and… Read More »EarthClean

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute seeks Executive Director

The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute has announced that it is now accepting applications for Executive Director. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is an innovative nonprofit that helps discover new uses for agricultural resources in order to fuel economic growth throughout Minnesota. The Institute provides research, development, and innovation networking services to help businesses create new products and processes using agricultural commodities. The Executive Director reports… Read More »Agricultural Utilization Research Institute seeks Executive Director

Agbioscience industry could create $1.3 billion in economic impact in Northwest Minnesota

Agbioscience is a critical component of Northwest Minnesota’s past and future. A new research report shows that in 2013 agbioscience supported $789.4 million in economic impact—five percent of the region’s total economic output. And with the right steps and action, agbioscience could drive additional long-term prosperity in this region of the state—potentially growing to $1.3 billion in economic output in 2016. Agbioscience is the fusion of agriculture and the associated… Read More »Agbioscience industry could create $1.3 billion in economic impact in Northwest Minnesota

Agbioscience industry creates $2 billion annual economic impact in Central Minnesota

Agbioscience is a critical component of Central Minnesota’s past and future. A new research report shows that in one year alone agbioscience supported $2 billion in economic impact—four percent of the region’s total economic output. And with the right steps and action, agbioscience could drive additional long-term prosperity in this region of the state—potentially growing to $3.1 billion in economic output in 2016. Agbioscience is the fusion of agriculture and… Read More »Agbioscience industry creates $2 billion annual economic impact in Central Minnesota