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From multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, Minnesota is home to a broad range of food companies. A 2010 report from the University of Minnesota’s Food Industry Center showed the state had more than 2,300 food businesses. The economic contribution from those companies is well into the billions of dollars.
–by Liz Morrison The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable aims to make Minnesota a national and global leader in green energy. First convened in 2006 by AURI, the Roundtable brings people and ideas together to spur renewable energy development. Today, participants represent more than 200 Minnesota businesses, government agencies, universities, economic development groups, and non-profits from […]
–by Liz Morrison Southeastern Minnesota could use its abundant wood supply to generate biomass power. That’s one of the messages from a recent meeting of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable, held July 17 in Rochester. First convened in 2006 by AURI, the Roundtable brings people and ideas together to spur renewable energy development. “Every organization […]
–by Luke O’Neill Minnesotans love seafood. While the state is home to the popular walleye, that’s not always what’s on the menu. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 90 percent of the U.S. seafood consumption is imported and most of that is shrimp. Per capita, Americans consume about 4.9 pounds of shrimp […]
Nan Larson, Rural Innovation Network and Convening Director for AURI, has been named to the Governor’s Workforce Development Council as a community-based organization representative. Larson’s term begins January 8, 2014, and runs through June 30, 2017. Larson was also recently received the five-year anniversary recognition for serving as a board member with the Southwest Minnesota […]
— by Amanda Wanke photos by Rolf Hagberg What is the Rural Innovation Network? AURI is all about adding value to agriculture through research in proven but innovative ways. Our innovation strategy is 1) generate ideas for value-added agriculture, 2) select the best ideas that have the potential to create the greatest return for our […]
Clara City, Minn. —Americans happily munch down billions of pounds of chips, puffs, pretzels and the like every year. But it’s common knowledge that fat and empty calories might lead to heart disease and obesity. How can we have our chips and eat them too? Ann Kazemzadeh is bringing the answer to health-food stores and […]