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AURI Hosting Hemp Erosion Control Field Day

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) are hosting a hemp erosion control field day and product demonstration.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 2023, at the MnROAD Research Facility, 9011 77th St. SE; Monticello, MN 55362. Media members are invited to attend. Registration is now open.
Throughout the day, presenters will discuss why hemp is an effective erosion control product, processes for installing hemp-based materials at MnROAD, current research on functional longevity for erosion prevention products and the benefits of erosion prevention and sediment control innovations. There will also be a field observation session.

This event is part of a collaboration by AURI, MNDOT and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

About AURI
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the expansion of the agricultural economy by empowering expanded uses and markets of agriculturally derived products. It accomplishes this by using science and technology to help develop new uses for agricultural products. It collaborates globally, acts regionally, and is known as an economic catalyst in Minnesota communities by helping businesses take advantage of innovative opportunities in four focus areas: biobased products renewable energy, coproducts and food. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance and a targeted network of resources to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts. To learn more visit