The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) seeks a highly skilled candidate to serve on its governing board to fill an agribusiness seat. AURI board members are passionate about improving the agricultural industry and are committed to the organization’s values, including respect, dedication, collaboration, trust, enthusiasm and above all else, safety. The ideal candidate for the open board seat will demonstrate AURI’s values and have leadership experiences in one or more of the following areas: product or brand marketing, market intelligence, finance, strategy implementation, and change management as it relates to AURI’s mission. Candidates with the above experiences in renewable chemicals, fuels, products, or food or agriculture are ideal. Each Board of Director seat is a three-year term and Directors are expected to make a commitment of up to seven meetings per year. In addition, Directors are encouraged to be involved in other activities, which occur online or at various locations throughout Minnesota. Underrepresented and candidates with a diverse background of thought and experiences are encouraged to apply. A summary of the board position is located here.
AURI’s mission is to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products. The vision is empowering the commercialization of innovative value-added food and agriculture ideas. The organization strives to create value using traditional, unexplored or overlooked agricultural resources.
In fiscal year 2021, AURI worked on over 200 projects and clients reported AURI assistance helped them increase new gross annual sales by over $320 million.
AURI partners with producers, businesses, entrepreneurs, the Minnesota Legislature and several other organizations to bring ideas to reality for the purpose of adding value to Minnesota’s agricultural industry.
Candidates need to submit a resume, brief biography and letter of interest by December 4, 2022. Organizations recommending an individual should send a letter of support by the same date. Election for the open seat will occur during the AURI Board of Directors annual meeting on January 19, 2023.
For questions, please contact Linda Thompson, Organizational Development Director or Jon Veldhouse, Nominating Committee Chair.
- Linda Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org 218.281.7600
- Jon Veldhouse email@example.com
The letters of support and candidate information may be sent by email or U.S. mail as listed below:
U.S. Postal Address: AURI
Attention: Linda Thompson
510 County Road 71, Suite 120
Crookston, MN 56716
AURI is an Equal Opportunity organization and welcomes diverse backgrounds without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.