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Minnesota food innovators, entrepreneurs and students to gain in proposed expansion

Posted on November 20, 2015, in AURI News, News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has announced intentions to upgrade its Marshall facility to include a food sensory laboratory, developmental kitchen, analytical services and improved communication abilities. Technical experts meeting with Senate Capital Investment Committee members at Southwest Minnesota State University this week said that, if approved, updates to laboratories and equipment would allow AURI […]

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 […]

Partners in Renewable Energy

Posted on January 1, 2004, in Ag Innovation News

AURI’s proposal to the USDA, to launch the Center of Producer-Owned Energy, included more than 50 letters of support from agricultural and rural development organizations. Many also offered cash or in-kind match and project assistance. Now that the center has been funded and launched, some of the public and non-profit resources that can be tapped […]