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Meat and Poultry Processing in Minnesota

    In this episode, Laura Bachmeier, Business Development Director of Meat at the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), discusses AURI’s role in supporting meat and poultry processors in Minnesota, USDA grant opportunities and upcoming short courses and resources for processors.

    Plant-Based Cheese or Pepperoni

           About Schwan’s: Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets many popular brands including Red Baron®, Tony’s®, and Freschetta® pizzas, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. Open Innovation Challenge: Schwan’s is seeking plant-based cheese and/or pepperoni that performs and functions close to current frozen pizzas. Reason for Seeking External Innovation Partnership: Plant based products are on trend, but commercially available non-dairy cheese… Continue Reading Plant-Based Cheese or Pepperoni

      Reduced Conversion Cost of Liquid Milk

            About Land O’Lakes: Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some… Continue Reading Reduced Conversion Cost of Liquid Milk