Ag Innovation Update

April 2011

Cooperative Capacity

Posted on April 27, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

A USDA-awarded grant is helping AURI boost capacity for helping agricultural cooperatives in the state. The Rural Cooperative Development grant will help AURI provide greater scientific technical assistance, project facilitation and organizational development assistance to new and existing cooperatives in the areas of local food marketing and distribution, dairy processing, livestock feed processing, food processing […]

Governor signs Ag Bill, includes AURI funding

Posted on April 27, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Governor Mark Dayton has signed the Omnibus Agriculture Finance Bill which provides funding for Minnesota’s agricultural programs, including AURI. The Ag Bill is the first funding measure passed and signed during the 2011 legislative session. Praised by many as an example of bipartisan cooperation, the bill appropriates nearly $79 million dollars for agricultural programs and […]

RER Event for June 17

Posted on April 27, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Proponents of Minnesota’s renewable energy industry will be gathering in June for the next Renewable Energy Roundtable event. The MN Renewable Energy Roundtable works to ensure that the State of Minne sota is a recognized leader in renewable energy knowledge, application, and utilization, and to create an implementation platform for moving short and long-term strategic […]