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AURI Drives Demand for High Oleic Soybean Oil in University Foodservice Operations

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Rarely do restaurants and foodservice operators have the opportunity to improve the quality and healthfulness of their products while saving costs , but that’s exactly what three universities in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin discovered during a test of high oleic soybean oil conducted by AURI and funded by the United Soybean Board. The test, a […]

Filling The Information Gap AURI’s Program Catalyzes Innovation

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

The Latin proverb “fortune favors the bold” may hold some truth, but it’s not a very sound business strategy. Over the course of its 30-year history, AURI and its staff have demonstrated that success in the business world most frequently favors the prepared. AURI’s Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) program helps entrepreneurs and existing businesses prepare […]

AURI Upgrading Facilities

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

In an effort to meet current client needs and expected growth in the food and agriculture sectors, AURI is implementing a number of upgrades to its laboratories and facilities. Specifically, the centers in Waseca and Marshall, Minnesota will undergo significant additions and extensions to increase both capacity and capabilities. Waseca AURI’s Coproducts Pilot facility is […]

Board Spotlight Q&A with Board Member Jon Veldhouse

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News highlights one of its newest board members, Jon Veldhouse. In addition to his role on the Board of Directors, Mr. Veldhouse is also currently responsible for identifying and realizing new business opportunities to grow Cargill’s global bio-industrial footprint. Read on to learn more about him, his background and his goals […]

Executive Director’s Column: The Strategy of Success

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

If you read the last issue of Ag Innovation News, you know that AURI is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and I feel it offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the past and look to the future. While AURI began as a vision held by the Minnesota Legislature, our on-the-ground-impact has expanded throughout […]

AURI ASKS FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

By Shannon Schlecht Farmers and ranchers are facing some difficult challenges today, ranging from commodity prices to export markets to weather and more. AURI and its staff of experts actively work to address low commodity prices and new market opportunities. It accomplishes this by helping develop new, value-added solutions in collaboration with state entities and […]

AURI Publishes report on Growing Hemp Industry

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

A market for hemp-derived products is emerging in Minnesota, creating a groundswell of excitement and the need for reliable information. In response, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) set out to make sense of the state’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. It did so by producing a comprehensive report, which functions as an overview of the […]

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 […]