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AURI Announces its 2017 Board of Directors

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

  • Larry Johnson, representing Minnesota agribusiness
  • Sen. Rich Draheim, representing the Minnesota Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

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
  • Art Brandli, Secretary/Treasurer representing Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council
  • Jerry Hasnedl, representing Minnesota Farmers Union
  • Representative Debra Kiel, representing the Minnesota House of Representative Agricultural Finance Committee
  • John Schafer, representing the Minnesota Beef Council. Schafer raises Hereford cattle and crops in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
  • Jill Zullo, representing Minnesota agribusiness. Zullo is the Technical Director for Corn Milling at Cargill