In this episode, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen discusses some of the biggest issues and challenges for the state’s growers and producers and how his department is working throughout the value chain to promote value-added agriculture and spur innovation.
In this episode Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), talks about AURI’s work, its mission to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products, and why the organization decided to launch a podcast.
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is accepting applications to the organization’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program (EiR). The EiR is a comprehensive program created to catalyze and support small businesses and entrepreneurial innovation in value-added agriculture throughout the upper Midwest. Qualified entrepreneurs selected to participate will benefit from the direct use of AURI’s laboratories and equipment, as well as the organization’s expertise in its focus areas of food, coproducts, renewable… Read More »AURI Launches Entrepreneur in Residence Program
AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation Innovator Profiles is a Q&A series with Minnesota entrepreneurs who have partnered with AURI to build capacity and successfully commercialize new and emerging crops. Q&A with Margaret Wiatrowski at Hemp Acres AURI: What is your involvement with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)? MW: Riley Gordon at AURI was very involved with Hemp Acres when we started up, helping to develop our hemp seed oil… Read More »FOI Innovator Profile – Hemp Acres