Ag Innovation Update

June 2009

Southeastern Minnesota operation named 2009 Ag Innovator of the Year

Posted on June 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

Altura, Minn.-The Kreidermacher family has a history of innovation. Now several members of the family are being recognized for that spirit by being named AURI’s 2009 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award was presented June 18 in Winona. After years of growing vegetables and flowers for family and friends on their Winona county farm, […]

Going Local

Posted on June 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

There is growing interest among consumers in knowing the origin of the food they are buying. That is creating opportunities for some producers. But if you’re planning to compete in local food markets, be prepared. The bite can be more than a small grower can chew. That’s advice from a recent AURI market study of […]

AURI Hosting Food Drive at Farmfest 2009

Posted on June 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

Farmfest 2009 visitors will be able to do something to help those in need this summer. AURI and a number of other Minnesota agriculture organizations are teaming up to collect nonperishable food items, personal care products and cash for the Second Harvest Heartland food bank. The AURI tent will be the drop-off site for donations […]