Ag Innovation Update

July 2011

AURI Selected for National Conference

Posted on July 19, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI will be sharing information with some leading economic developers at a premier event held in the nation’s capitol. AURI has been invited to participate and share information on its programs and activities at the Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods Conference in Washington D.C. The conference is convened by the Economic Research Service of the […]

AURI Scientist to Help Boost Biodiesel

Posted on July 19, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Doug Root, Senior Scientist of Biomass and Renewable Products Technologies has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force. Root, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Arizona, is based at AURI’s Marshall Office. The Biodiesel Task Force was established in 2003 to advise the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on […]

Innovation on Display

Posted on July 19, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Agricultural production and processing have changed rapidly and often as the world’s population has exploded. It is estimated that in the 1940’s one American farmer fed about 19 other people. Today that number is as high as 155 people fed by each farmer. But there is more to agriculture than food production. Today’s farmers raise […]