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30 years of Heart and Soul

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Commitment to Agriculture and Rural Minnesota Still Drives AURI Created by legislation in 1987 as part of the Greater Minnesota Corporation, AURI began operating as a stand-alone entity in 1989 with the mission of improving the economy of rural Minnesota through value-added opportunities for the state’s agricultural commodities. AURI is a non-profit corporation that also […]

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Expands Markets and Offers Support to Food and Beverage Companies

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Any small business owner will tell you one of the most important keys to success is the ability to publicly promote their goods and offer samples to potential consumers. This is especially true for entrepreneurs and producers in the food and beverage space. Successful products within these sectors rely heavily on consumers trying the product […]

BLACK GARLIC

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

While renowned for its pungent aroma, powerful taste and even the mythical, legendary power to ward off vampires, garlic is enjoying a bit of a resurgence around the world. Demand is growing and enhanced by the growth of black garlic. This relatively new product is gaining a foothold in the United States because of its […]

Board Spotlight Q&A with Board Member Federico Tripodi

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News highlights one of its newest board members, Federico Tripodi. He is AURI’s first-ever Director-at-Large and has extensive experience in agricultural, food and health R&D and product development during his two-decade career in the ag tech and seed industry. In this interview, Mr. Tripodi shares his thoughts on AURI, its board […]

Innovative Solutions and Entrepreneurial Empowerment Lead New Uses Forum

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) hosted its third annual New Uses Forum on March 27 and 28 with the event centering around accelerating agricultural innovation and investment. The forum gathered knowledgeable voices and experts from throughout the food and agriculture industries to share their knowledge and experiences in order to foster meaningful discussion among […]

Seeing Around Corners

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

North Bound: Ag Innovation Showcase moves to Minnesota for 2019 event Conferences and events focusing on innovation and bleeding edge thinking are all the rage these days. Just look online and you will find every major business or investment group is leading a forum that brings together the greatest minds of the world to address […]

Shannon Schlecht

Happy Anniversary to AURI

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This edition of the Ag Innovation News marks a milestone for AURI and time to celebrate! Thirty years ago, the Minnesota Legislature showed a great deal of wisdom and foresight in creating an organization to support the state’s economy by developing new uses and added value for commodities. Simply put, they created the Agricultural Utilization […]

Next Generation Nutrition

Posted on April 29, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Big ideas can come from very small beginnings. In the case of one Minnesota company, fermentation of a low value agriculture byproduct is the foundation for an innovative process that yields high-protein feed ingredients. Minneapolis-based startup Sanos Nutrition plans to produce amino acid-balancing single-cell protein ingredients for animal feed. The ingredients would be sustainable sources […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with Board Member Jerry Hasnedl

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News highlights board member and vice chair Jerry Hasnedl. Jerry represents Minnesota Farmers Union and as AURI’s Vice Chair he brings critical thinking and problem solving to board meetings, offering unique insight in the area of value-added agriculture. AIN: You’ve now been a board member for a number of years—what are some […]

Open Innovation and the Reverse Pitch: The future of problem solving

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

As you may have heard, AURI partnered with some of the world’s largest and most influential food and ag companies last month to host a unique event dedicated to novel problem solving. The event was so unique, in fact, it turned the traditional model of pitching novel ideas 180 degrees by utilizing a “reverse pitch” […]