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Meat Science Endeavors

AURI assists Minnesota’s food and agriculture companies in the study of meat, including its production, preparation and preservation. AURI provides experts, scientists and creative thinkers to drive innovation and propel solutions within meat science for the benefit of the entire state of Minnesota.

If you have any questions regarding meat science endeavors, please contact our AURI meat scientists and team: Laura Bachmeier- Business Development Director of Meat or Clay Newton- Meat Innovation Specialist or Kim Nesvig- Project Resource Manager.

Empowering Local and Regional
Meat Processing

USDA-AMS Cooperative Agreement: Empowering Local and Regional Meat Processing in the Upper Midwest Deliverables

This program ensures a viable local and regional small-to-medium-scale protein processing industry utilizing a variety of support mechanisms.

Meat Food Safety Resources

Learn about the importance of implementing a proper HACCP plan in your facility with helpful videos. Overview of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and AURI videos on each of the key principles.

AURI Animal Protein Related Reports and Webinars

Browse the latest research reports and webinars that have resulted from collaborations with AURI Food clients – and search our archives.

AURI Meat Science Capabilities

AURI’s dual inspected laboratory facilities in Marshall, MN are available to clients for hands-on testing and development.

USDA- AMS Cooperative Agreement: Meat and Poultry Processing Technical Assistance

USDA’s Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity- Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA) ensures that participants in USDA’s Meat and Poultry Supply Chain initiatives have access to a full-range of technical assistance (TA) to support their project development and success.

Empowering Local and Regional Meat Processing Tools

Resource Database

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Funding Sources

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Short Course Videos

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Finance Boot Camp Templates

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Empowering Local and Regional Meat Processing Briefs

Project Overview and Content Brief

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Financial Barriers Brief

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Needs Assessment and Literature Review Brief

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Sustainable Uses for Animal Hides and Byproducts Brief

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Cold Storage 5-State Region and Northern Minnesota Assessment Brief

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Benchmark Tool Development Brief

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Empowering Local and Regional Meat Processing Reports

Project Overview and Content Report

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Financial Barriers Report

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Needs Assessment and Literature Review Report

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Sustainable Uses for Animal Hides and Byproducts Report

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Cold Storage 5-State Region and Northern Minnesota Assessment Report

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Benchmark Tool Development Report

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