The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)’s Food Team works with food and beverage entrepreneurs, providing technical assistance to introduce innovative products to the market. And the stories of these entrepreneurs are as varied as the products. A few years ago, AURI assisted a stay-at-home mom in bringing her dream to reality. Sara Hayden’s journey began in 2012 while seeking a return to the general workforce after dedicating 11 years to… Continue Reading Where Are They Now? – Sara’s Tipsy Pies
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) have been collaborating for more than a year on a series of projects to support local, regional, small and medium scale meat and poultry processors in the Upper Midwest. Spurred by several economic and demographic developments in the industry, the partnership aims to strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium meat and poultry… Continue Reading AURI’s Meat Team Provides Valuable Assistance to Region’s Meat Processors
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.
Throughout its 34-year history, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has worked with hundreds of food and beverage entrepreneurs, providing consulting and technical services to bring products to market. One such collaboration was with Sunil Kumar, founder of The Amazing Chickpea. Sunil’s journey into the commercial food business started off in his role as dad. Twelve years ago, Sunil’s oldest daughter Enya hosted a slumber party at their home and… Continue Reading Where Are They Now? – The Amazing Chickpea
The Food Team at the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is evolving to meet the needs of clients through proactive investment in the technology, capabilities and resources that new and emerging companies need to be successful. Its team of scientists and business consultants is committed to transforming Minnesota’s rich agriculture products into sustainable food businesses by providing access to consumer and food science expertise and infrastructure. It has been a… Continue Reading AURI’S Food Team Has Added Expertise to Meet Client Demand in a Rapidly Changing Landscape