The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) recently published a research report on shared-used commercial kitchens in Minnesota. The study’s authors say the findings can be used to improve and enhance the commercial kitchen business model and ultimately better support scaling food businesses in the state. Shared-use commercial kitchens are businesses or nonprofits that provide commercial space and equipment for other businesses or individuals… Continue Reading AURI Publishes Report on Minnesota’s Shared-use Commercial Kitchen Sector
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), Bremer Bank and the Minnesota Businesses Focused on Food and Agriculture initiative are sponsoring a discussion on how Minnesota’s agriculture producers and economy can benefit from the growing market for renewable oil feedstocks. Global demand for renewable biofuels is projected to keep growing, driving demand for oilseed crops like soy, canola and sunflowers. These factors also create opportunities for animal fats and emerging crops… Continue Reading AURI Hosts Discussion on New Markets for Minnesota Oilseeds
AURI recognizes Winthrop, Minn.-based manufacturer and distributor of organic fertilizers The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is pleased to announce that Agricultural Innovations, LLC has been named the organization’s 2023 Ag innovator of the Year. Based in Winthrop, Minn., Agricultural Innovations, LLC was founded by brothers Adam and Michael Asmus. Adam and Michael operate a fifth-generation egg farm with about 550,000 laying hens. The company uses chicken manure from egg… Continue Reading Minnesota-based Agricultural Innovations, LLC Named Ag Innovator of the Year
In this episode of the Ag Innovation News podcast, AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht outlines the history and goals of the Bold Open Reverse Pitch and Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Step One Foods, discusses her submission to the 2023 Bold Open and shares why food is the problem AND the solution when it comes to healthcare costs.
In this episode of the Ag Innovation News podcast, AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht outlines the history and goals of the Bold Open Reverse Pitch and Marc Schober, Director of Specialized Agriculture Solutions at Bremer Bank, discusses Bremer’s mission to support local farmers and producers and its challenge submission to the 2023 Bold Open: “Fast Decision Making for Small Agricultural Loans.”