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Ag Innovation News

Oct–Dec, 2008

Vol. 17, No. 4

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately October of 2008.

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Cottonwood, Minn. — Jon Mohn is working on a new “screen-saver” program. He has a warehouse full of grass-seed chaff and screenings — material
Cecil Massie wants to skip the cow. Cow manure is getting notice as a methane source for generating electricity. But Massie, a chemical engineer,
Carmen McEwen, AURI’s new deputy director of science and technology, brings an international flair, strong interest in innovation, and experience developing food, cosmetic, oral
Gilfillian , Minn. — AURI showcased value-added agricultural innovations to thousands of visitors to Minnesota’s premier farm show, Farmfest 2008, in August. The three-day
Falcon Heights, Minn. — The Great Minnesota Get-Together may be all about food – but it doesn’t have to come deep-fried on a stick.
Mahnomen, Minn. — Companies vying in the competitive snack-food market won’t succeed with half-baked ideas. A new Minnesota venture is eager to show its