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2024 New Uses Forum April 9th Explores Bioindustrial Innovations and Opportunities

There is still time to register for the 2024 New Uses Forum Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minn. The daylong seminar will feature timely and informative programming on how bioindustrials and biomaterials are transforming the agriculture sector and how the Midwest region is seizing opportunities in this growing area of innovation –including a first-of-its-kind domestic bioindustrial manufacturing campus in Minnesota.

An exciting lineup of keynote addresses and educational sessions from leading industry experts is available. AURI and its event partners Compeer Financial and Avisen Legal are offering an in-person and virtual option this year. To register, learn more information, and see a detailed schedule of events, visit the event website.

To request a media pass, contact Jennifer Voegele, AURI’s Director of Marketing Communications, at or 917-922-6067.

2024 New Uses Forum Sponsors:
• Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Redwing Ignite
• Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
• Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council
• AgCountry Farm Credit Services
• Minnesota DEED
• Minnesota Farmers Union
• Southwest Initiative Foundation
• Minnesota Corn
• AgriGrowth Council
• Green Seam
• CoBank
• Great Plains Institute
• Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
• West Central Initiative
• MinnWest Technology Campus

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 for Minnesota with a focus on bioindustrial products and food. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance, and a targeted network across the value chain to foster collaboration. To learn more, visit

About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $27 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management, and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agricultural industry.
Compeer Financial is one of the largest cooperatives of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

About Avisen Legal
A boutique law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Avisen Legal represents businesses, business owners, investment funds, and non-profits on the legal issues that relate to the formation, operation, growth, and sale of their businesses. The firm’s attorneys advise businesses, funds, and non-profits on issues ranging from employment issues, negotiating contracts, raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning with personal attention and tailored advice.