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At the heart of AURI’s success with producers is the organizations commitment to collaborations with leading agricultural institutions.

Agriculture Innovation Center Program

AURI’s Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) Program provides technical and business development assistance to value-added agriculture producers. Funded through the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business-Cooperative Service, This program is designed to aid in the development and marketing of value-added products. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)’s Center, one of six centers across the US,… Read More »Agriculture Innovation Center Program

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Agricultural Innovation Partnership Program

This program will help catalyze innovation, generate new ideas and support collaborative partnerships that either add value to Minnesota’s agricultural products or improve efficiencies in their processing.

Entrepreneur in Residence Program

AURI offers a comprehensive program to catalyze and support small businesses and entrepreneurial innovation in value-added agriculture.

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Rural Cooperative Development Center

Since 2011, AURI’s Rural Cooperative Development Center has helped cooperatives remain vital elements of the agriculture industry while supporting their ability to grow.

Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council

The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) was awarded an Agricultural Growth, Research, & Innovation (AGRI) Crop Research Grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to fund a two-year study that has the potential for meaningful long-term advances for an important Minnesota commodity.

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

This page is dedicated to AURI’s work with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and the combined efforts to promote a new, biobased road sealant/preservative, which could have a major impact on the budgets and development of city planners throughout the state of Minnesota. Specifically, Minnesota faces many critical transportation-related issues. Continued expansion and… Read More »Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council