On Monday, June 30, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited Smude Oil in Pierz, Minnesota. Smude Oil produces cold-pressed, high oleic sunflower oil. AURI has helped with product development, nutritional analysis, and labeling for several of their products. The business recently expanded into a 22,000 square-foot warehouse space, where four part-time employees can press, bottle and ship the oil.
That visited was followed by a tour of Pet Care Systems in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on Tuesday, July 1. U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, State Senator Kent Eken, and Minnesota Representative Paul Marquart were also in attendance for that tour. Pet Care Systems produces Swheat Scoop, a wheat-based cat litter that was developed with the help of AURI.