Jul–Sep 2015, Vol. 24, No. 3
Ag Innovation News
> Listen to a radio segment about Suntava Bill Petrich says he didn’t know for sure how expansive the business could be when he became CEO of Suntava in 2007. Petrich was hired to build a fledgling business marketing products from a variety of purple corn the company’s founders had developed. Initial efforts focused on […]
> Listen to a radio segment on this article –By Liz Morrison Hog farmers around the globe are benefiting from AURI-funded research on feeding distillers grains, an important ethanol coproduct. Feed trials at the University of Minnesota, supported by AURI, the Minnesota Pork Board, and the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, are generating “powerful […]
Minnesota entrepreneurs share heritage and spread the love of cheese.
> Listen to a radio segment about this story –by Jonathan Eisenthal Two years ago, newlyweds Kristin and Josh Mohagen honeymooned in Napa Valley, ready for an adventure in wine-tasting. What really piqued their tastebuds, though, were the exquisite products of chocolate makers they found in the valley and in San Francisco. Today, the Mohagens are […]
Protein. It’s a hot trend. But is it just a fad that marketers are using to drive sales? Facts show that there’s more to it than that—protein increases energy levels, helps with muscle maintenance and weight management, curbs cravings for carbs and generally promotes a healthy diet.
More than 25 years ago, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute was created and funded by the Minnesota legislature to drive the development of new products and processes that use our state’s agriculture commodities. Over AURI’s many years of existence, there has been lots of change—in Minnesota’s agriculture economy, the businesses we serve, the technology we use and the staff who deliver value to our clients. Throughout all the changes, though, AURI has held a laser-like focus on our mission: adding value to Minnesota’s commodities to create economic growth.
Better way to peel tomatoes UDSA scientists are looking at the best way to peel tomatoes. In experiments using more than 6,000 tomatoes, results showed that removing the peels with infrared heating may offer advantages over other peeling technologies. This process is waterless, which is a benefit for drought-stricken areas, and there is also no […]