November 2016

Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable Recap

On October 27, more than 45 people gathered at Great River Energy in Maple Grove to learn about financing and investment opportunities for renewable energy at the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable. Since its inception, the Roundtable has connected more than 500 individuals from nearly 200 different organizations committed to strengthening Minnesota’s renewable energy industry. Morning panels focused on renewable energy finance and investment in Minnesota and the Midwest. Panelists include… Read More »Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable Recap

AURI Awarded USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) was named the recipient of a $200,000 USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG). This grant was one of 29 awarded to organizations across 22 states to help create jobs and support business expansion in rural areas and it is the third time AURI received a RCDG since 2010. “America’s rural communities have incredible potential to create jobs and expand economic opportunities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom… Read More »AURI Awarded USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant

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AURI Names Kay’s Naturals as 2016 Ag Innovator of the Year

Each year for more than a decade, the AURI Board of Directors bestows the Ag Innovator of the Year Award, its highest honor, on the client company or entrepreneur it feels created a major impact in the areas of product innovation, uniqueness and commercialization potential. This year AURI was pleased to name Kay’s Naturals as the Ag Innovator of the Year.