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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” […]

High Hopes for High Oleic

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

Soybean oil was once the gold standard for cooking oil, garnering a large share of the domestic market. It was in abundant supply and the strong oil markets helped support the price of soybeans. More than a decade ago, an issue with trans-fats changed the equation and started a chain reaction that devastated the soybean […]

Food Packaging Guide

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

As part of fulfilling our mission to foster longterm economic benefit for Minnesota through support of value-added agriculture, AURI often assists entrepreneurs in commercializing their innovative new products or businesses. One of the core challenges most entrepreneurs face is the transition from self-manufacturing and distribution to manufacturing and distribution through a professional supply chain. In […]

Seeing Around Corners

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

In today’s consumer market, where customers are just as concerned with production practices as they are with ingredients, cold pressed foods are seeing a surge in popularity. This is due, in large part, to the positive perception of cold pressed juices, oils and other consumables compared to other common extraction processes. The prominence of cold […]

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