Ag Innovation Update

August 2011

Presidential Agriculture

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI Executive Director Teresa Spaeth and Planning and Project Director Kate Paris heard firsthand from the Commander in Chief about his vision for rural economic development. The pair took part in President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting held at Cannon Falls, which kicked off the President’s tour of Midwestern states. Among the topics President Obama […]

Growing an Industry

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

More than 80 people from across Minnesota and several other Midwestern states gathered in Mankato in an effort to grow an industry that holds great potential for agricultural, manufacturers and economic growth in rural Minnesota. Biobased products, including plastics, polymers, lubricants and other biologically-derived products are attracting the attention of manufacturers, retailers and consumers. A […]

Minnesota Cooks

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

For most visitors to the Minnesota State Fair, food is a large part of their fair-going experience. But not all of it has to do with items on a stick. The Minnesota Cooks program is an annual event held at the State Fair in Carousel Park. This year it will be held on Sunday, August […]