Ag Innovation News

Apr–Jun, 2012

Vol. 21, No. 2

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately April of 2012.

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Lamberton, Minn. — After working on agricultural development in West Africa, Kathleen Batalden Smith and her husband Justin Smith came home to rural Minnesota
Agristrand Mankato, LLC plans to manufacture soybean-straw door cores and furniture panels — a renewable alternative to wood particleboard. The $10.25 million start-up has
AURI is joining forces with a six-state consortium that wants biomass to heat up the nation’s heartland. Heating the Midwest is a newly-formed biomass
Minneapolis, Minn. — Larry Shiller’s mom died three years ago at age 98. Her chocolate macaroons live on. In 2009, when Shiller decided to