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AURI Seeks New Board Members to Further Value-Added Agriculture Innovation in Minnesota

Posted on October 24, 2018, in AURI News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), seeks two diverse and highly skilled candidates to serve on its governing Board of Directors to fill open seats for a term of three years each. One of the open seats must be occupied by representatives from the agribusiness, while the other is an at-large seat, which is open […]

Agricultural Residue For Nitrate Removal Shows Promise for Minnesota’s Environment and Economy

Posted on July 31, 2018, in AURI News, News

There are opportunities for farmers to save money by switching from wood to agricultural residue materials —like straw and corn cobs— to remove nitrates from drainage water. That is the conclusion of a new study published by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with USDA‐Agricultural Research Service (USDA‐ARS), Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion […]

Plant Protein

AURI Report Explores Opportunities for Minnesota Plant Proteins

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News

Consumer demand for protein products expected to double by 2025. Can the Minnesota ag community benefit? In response to an ongoing rise in consumer demand for foods with increased protein content, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) released a new study exploring ways Minnesota’s agriculture sector could benefit from this trend. The 47-page report, available […]

Pricing

AURI Report Offers New, Updated Pricing Strategies for Food Products

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News

Entrepreneurs consider pricing way too late and may cheat themselves in the process, report claims “On average, companies spend two to three years on product research and development, 12 to 18 months on go-to-market planning and execution, and just under eight hours on pricing.” So states the provocative claim that opens a comprehensive new pricing […]

AURI Releases New Video

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News, Videos

AURI Releases New Reports

Posted on April 25, 2018, in AURI News, News

Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British […]

AURI Growing to meet Clients’ Needs

Posted on April 23, 2018, in AURI News, News

It has taken a lot of work, dedicated hours and collaborations to advance AURI’s programs and resources from its creation in 1989 to where it is today, but the investment of time, effort and resources is paying off. AURI is experiencing an explosion of innovative agricultural opportunities, especially in the focus areas of food, coproducts […]

New Staff Announcement

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News

CONTACT: Michael Gottsacker Russell Herder 612/230-6357 michael.gottsacker@russellherder.com         AURI Hires New Staff for Project Management and Project Development Roles January, 2018, St Paul, MN—The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is pleased to announce its recent hiring of Monte Koshel and Jason Robinson, who join the AURI team as a Project Manager and […]

AURI Receives RCDG Grant

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News

CONTACT: Erik Evans Agricultural Utilization Research Institute 612.704.1120 eevans@auri.org   AURI Awarded USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant   January 2018, St Paul, MN—The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) a $200,000 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) to assist rural businesses and cooperative development during the 2018 calendar year. This is […]

The DNA of Innovation: AURI Award Winner Has Long Value-Added History

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News, Success Stories

BY DAN LEMKE Founders of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson were among the first to ride Minnesota’s growing ethanol wave. CVEC formed in 1995 and began processing corn into ethanol in 1996, becoming just the fifth enterprise in a state that now boasts 21 corn ethanol plants. CVEC’s Benson facility has the […]