The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled February meeting. The new directors are:

  • John Schafer, representing the Minnesota Beef Council. Schafer raises Hereford cattle and crops in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
  • Dr. Jill Zullo, representing Minnesota agribusiness. Zullo is the Technical Director for Corn Milling at Cargill

The Agriculture Utilization Research Institute’s additional directors are:

  • Ron Obermoller, Chair, representing Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
  • John Gilbertson, Vice Chair, representing Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation
  • John Goihl, Secretary/Treasurer, representing Minnesota agribusiness, Agri-Nutrition Services
  • Art Brandli, representing Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council
  • Jerry Hasnedl, representing Minnesota Farmers Union
  • Representative Debra Kiel, representing the Minnesota House of Representative Agricultural Finance Committee
  • Senator Matt Schmit, representing the Minnesota Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

“The AURI board has strong leadership from various sectors of Minnesota agriculture and I feel confident in what the board has helped the organization accomplish.  I look forward to working with the directors and moving the organization forward. “ said Chair Ron Obermoller.