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New Uses Forum

AURI Connects: New Uses Forum is an annual conference dedicated to accelerating innovation and investment in value-added food and agriculture. Each conference features keynote speakers, panel discussions and a spotlight on Minnesota entrepreneurs.

2022 New Uses Forum

Exploring the Intersection of Sustainability, Innovation and Investment in Food and Agriculture.

March 23-24, 2022
Earle Brown Heritage Center | Brooklyn Center, MN

In partnership with Compeer Financial and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative, the 2022 New Uses Forum is dedicated to exploring the intersection of sustainability, innovation and investment in food and agriculture.

Join us in person or virtually as we convene some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support. The Forum will also include panel discussions on finance and investment capital, digital strategies, sustainable proteins, the next wave of renewables, Minnesota food and ag ecosystem supporters and spotlight entrepreneurs.

Click here for registration information, agenda, speaker list and more.