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Spotlight on AURI’s Ag Innovator of the Year

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s (AURI) Ag Innovator of the Year Award has lauded innovative Minnesotans for more than a decade. Each year, our Board of Directors bestows the honor to a client company or entrepreneur generating significant impact in the areas of product innovation, uniqueness and commercialization potential.

Join AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday — Spotlight on AURI’s Ag Innovator of the Year on April 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT to learn more about the award and its history. You’ll also hear from the winner and have the opportunity to ask questions.

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

Webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming webinars and watch past recordings, visit us at