Ag Innovation News

Jul–Sep, 2006

Vol. 15, No. 3

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately July of 2006.

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A nonprofit corporation, AURI is overseen by representatives of Minnesota’s diverse agricultural industry. These board members, with their collective experience and knowledge, provide AURI
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