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Popcorn Pair: Smude’s introduces microwave popcorn made with heart-healthy sunflower oil

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, News, Success Stories

By Liz Morrison Business is popping at Smude’s Sunflower Oil in Pierz. Seven years ago, Tom and his wife, Jenni, central Minnesota cattle farmers, began working with AURI to develop Minnesota’s first cold-press sunflower oil manufacturing company. Now, Smude’s Sunflower Oil is expanding into microwave popcorn. The fast-growing company’s newest product is made with Smude’s […]

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Growing Grocery Store Trends

Posted on October 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

Looking at what is available in the marketplace today is a great way to gauge the average consumer’s interests. Going to supermarkets, of various sizes and locations (urban and rural), can give the industry and others an idea of what consumers want along with upcoming trends.

New AURI Staff

Posted on July 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

Erik Evans Director of Communications Erik is a Twin Cities native with a B.S. from St Cloud State University in Mass Communications and a Masters of Business Communication from the University of St Thomas. As the Director of Communications, he is responsible for developing and overseeing AURI’s communications strategy as well as creating compelling messages […]

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