Ag Innovation Update

September 2011

In search of new markets

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI Project Development Director Dennis Timmerman will be among a contingent of Minnesota agriculture and business leaders heading overseas to identify new market opportunities for agricultural commodities and value-added products. AURI was asked by the Governor’s Office to participate in the upcoming trade trip to Korea to be a voice for value-added agriculture and processed […]

NextGen Bioenergy Grants

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

The NextGen Energy Board is seeking applications for the next round of grants designed to further Minnesota’s bioenergy industry. Created in 2007, the NextGen Energy board works to reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels, encourage the use of home-grown energy, works toward agricultural and environmental sustainability while ensuring rural economic vitality. The board is […]

IDEA Competition

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Entrepreneurs and innovative businesses in Northwestern Minnesota are encouraged to enter their innovative businesses or products in the 2011 IDEA competition. Now entering its fourth year, the IDEA Competition was designed for to grow the economy of Northwest Minnesota by helping innovators find success in the global marketplace. IDEA is a competition that selects entrepreneurs […]