Ag Innovation Update

June 2011

North American Fertilizer named 2011 Ag Innovator of the Year

Posted on June 22, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Benson, Minn.—A company marketing over 100,000 tons of ash fertilizer derived from poultry litter has been named AURI’s 2011 Ag Innovator of the Year. North American Fertilizer generates more than $10 million in annual sales of NAFMicro, a high-quality fertilizer that is applied to about 150,000 acres of Minnesota farmland. The fertilizer, derived from ash […]

Congressman Peterson Keynotes Roundtable Event

Posted on June 22, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Participants at the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable in Willmar were given a front row seat to discussions happening in Washington D.C. related to agricultural appropriations and renewable fuels discussions. Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson told the nearly 100 people gathered at the MinnWest Technology Campus that the renewable fuels faces challenges due to prevailing attitudes […]

Taking Minnesota Meat to the Country

Posted on June 22, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Minnesota meat processors stack up well against their counterparts from other states, at least when it comes to some friendly competition at the American Association of Meat Processors convention in Reno, Nevada. AAMP’s annual convention is geared toward operators of small firms involved in the meat, poultry and food business AURI meats scientist Carissa Nath […]