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Agricultural Utilization Research Institute announces new board directors

The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled February meeting. The new directors are:

  • John Schafer, representing the Minnesota Beef Council. Schafer raises Hereford cattle and crops in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
  • Dr. Jill Zullo, representing Minnesota agribusiness. Zullo is the Technical Director for Corn Milling at Cargill

The Agriculture Utilization Research Institute’s additional directors are:

  • Ron Obermoller, Chair, representing Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
  • John Gilbertson, Vice Chair, representing Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation
  • John Goihl, Secretary/Treasurer, representing Minnesota agribusiness, Agri-Nutrition Services
  • Art Brandli, representing Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council
  • Jerry Hasnedl, representing Minnesota Farmers Union
  • Representative Debra Kiel, representing the Minnesota House of Representative Agricultural Finance Committee
  • Senator Matt Schmit, representing the Minnesota Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

“The AURI board has strong leadership from various sectors of Minnesota agriculture and I feel confident in what the board has helped the organization accomplish.  I look forward to working with the directors and moving the organization forward. “ said Chair Ron Obermoller.