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AURI announces new board directors

Posted on April 5, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

–by Ashley Harguth The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new directors at its regularly scheduled February meeting. The new directors are: John Schafer Minnesota Beef Council Schafer raises Hereford cattle and crops in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. “I’m honored to be elected to serve on AURI’s board of directors. AURI’s […]

AURI@Minnesota Farmers Union Annual Convention

Posted on September 29, 2015, in AURI Events

Minnesota Farmers Union Annual Convention November 21-22, 2015 Minneapolis, MN

In other news

Posted on December 23, 2014, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

  Minnesota company semi-finalist in national competition Fergus Foods, LLC, the Minnesota maker of Nots! Snacks, is one of 10 national semi-finalists in the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being developed in rural regions of the United States. Nots! Snacks are a crunchy, […]

International Agriculture

Posted on October 21, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Value-added agricultural products may not enjoy the same export success as raw commodities, but efforts are well underway to change that balance. AURI project development director Denny Timmerman recently returned from Governor Mark Dayton’s trade mission to South Korea. The delegation also included representatives of the state’s commodity groups and farm organizations. The purpose of […]

Fair Food

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Ag Innovation News

Not all Minnesota State Fair food came deep-fried, skewered on a stick this year. Some was farm fresh, healthy and even gourmet. Minnesota Cooks, a full-day showcase of foods made with Minnesota-grown ingredients by premier Minnesota chefs, made its ninth state fair appearance on August 28. “Buying local and making the connection between where your […]

Summer Showcase

Posted on October 1, 2010, in Ag Innovation News

AURI hit the road during the dog days of summer and promoted agricultural products at Farmfest and the Minnesota State Fair, two of the state’s biggest events. More than 36,000 people attended Farmest on August 3-5 at Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. AURI’s large tent exhibit, with agricultural innovations and information, is a major presence […]

Minnesota really cooks

Posted on October 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation News

Falcon Heights, Minn. — While many State Fair visitors were noshing on corn dogs, deep-fried candy bars and other food on a stick, some dined on confit of duck rillette with roasted corn and lavender vinaigrette. Others sank their teeth into a Monte Cristo on Brioche with pork, Swiss cheese and fruit compote. This wasn’t […]

How big is the local foods appetite

Posted on July 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation News

If you’re planning to compete in local food markets, be prepared. The bite can be more than a small grower can chew. That’s advice from a recent AURI market study of local foods. There is strong demand for Minnesota grown foods, and small-scale direct marketing is flourishing. But when it comes to accessing larger wholesale […]

Better fair fare

Posted on October 1, 2007, in Ag Innovation News

  St. Paul, Minn. — Not all Minnesota State Fair food is served deep fried or on a stick. For the fifth year, the “Minnesota Cooks” program at Carousel Park served samples of healthy gourmet dishes made by premier Minnesota chefs using local, farm-fresh ingredients. “This is the place to show consumers how they are […]