In this episode, Junita Flowers, Owner of Junita’s Jar, shares the story behind her mission-driven cookies, discusses the importance of inspiring hope in others and previews exciting things to come in 2024.
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