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Fields of Innovation

AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation is a platform focused on bringing together Minnesota’s regional ag and food value chains to build capacity and successfully commercialize new and emerging crops. Events focus on highlighting promising new crops, examining market opportunities for emerging crops and highlighting new technologies in existing crops.

Fields of Innovation has a multi-crop focus, providing opportunities for stakeholders to expand their networks, identify synergies and build new collaborations. With its focus on connecting innovation and market development, Fields of Innovation is aimed at building a strong ecosystem for new and emerging crops in Minnesota and its border states that will provide ag producers and value chain partners with new, sustainable options to diversify and thrive.

Please join the discussion at the Fields of Innovation Facebook Group.

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Breeding Wheat That’s Easier to Eat: A New Future for an Old Crop (Fields of Innovation)

For thousands of years wheat has been a staple in human diets due to its unmatched unique viscoelastic properties. In recent history, wheat has increasingly been avoided by some consumers due to digestive difficulties, resulting in a decline in wheat’s per-capita consumption.

Camelina and Pennycress

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Regenerative Agriculture