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Webinar Wednesday

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

Webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Webinars

August 12th, 2020

Local Sourcing For Food Manufacturing In Minnesota (Webinar Wednesday)

Please join Elena Byrne from Renewing the Countryside at AURI Connects’ August 2020 Webinar Wednesday. The “Local Sourcing for Food Manufacturing in Minnesota” webinar will cover the challenges and gaps that deter local sourcing by food manufacturers, while also sharing potential solutions.

September 9th, 2020 – MN Food Waste Value Chain 

Claire Sand, Ph.D., Packaging Technology and Research, LLC

October 14th, 2020 – Status of Hemp Report Revisit 

Harold Stanislawski and Riley Gordon, AURI

November 12th, 2020 (Thursday) – Flexible Manufacturing Assessment Highlights 


December 9th, 2020 – More Sustainable Packaging Options for Fresh Beef 

Claire Sand, Ph.D., Packaging Technology and Research, LLC

Past Webinars

Reducing Anti-Nutrients Related to Wheat Digestibility (Webinar)

Please join University of Minnesota project researchers Dr. Jim Anderson and Dr. George Annor as they discuss current findings in a multi-year research project to increase wheat digestibility through the identification of wheat varieties and the exploration of fermentation as a processing technique to reduce FODMAPs in wheat food products.

A Landscape View of the Minnesota Market for Halal and Kosher Meat (Webinar)

Ariel Kagan, Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s strategy and innovation specialist, shares insights from the Halal and Kosher Meat Market Assessment Project about these markets and what they may mean for your farm or work.

Packaging Guide for Scalable Food Businesses (Webinar)

Jason Robinson, AURI project development director, takes attendees through the "Packaging Guide for Scaling Food Businesses." This guide from AURI is a free resource designed to help entrepreneurs and food businesses navigate packaging considerations and make the best decisions for their situations.