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The Value of Cultivated Wild Rice

A species grown in the upper Midwest, Wild Rice gained popularity in the late 20th century due to its taste and balanced nutritional profile. Join AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday on February 9 at Noon to learn all about cultivated wild rice. You’ll hear from experts in the field about its health benefits, its potential as a plant-based source of protein and learn more about its economic impact on the Minnesota agricultural industry.

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