AURI, in partnership with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SCSWCD), advanced efforts to develop Kernza value chains for both food and
We publish a number of helpful guides for frequently encountered problems. Browse through the available guides below.
AURI and the Artisan Grains Collaborative have created a library of 50 downloadable nutrition facts panels in PDF form and a downloadable spreadsheet “calculator”
This self-guided module seeks to demystify e-commerce and digital marketing for Minnesota’s food businesses, providing both fundamental information and considerations for the scaling food
Run Time: 82 minutes Presentation slides available below video.
This guide provides a number of samples and examples of commercially available biobased materials and services. For more information, contact AURI’s biobased materials team.
AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council created a list of biobased construction materials manufacturers for the general public. You can view
As food businesses scale from local to regional or national distribution, decisions around packaging, formulation and production are inevitable as each affects a product’s
This new guide from AURI is a resource designed to help entrepreneurs and food businesses navigate these considerations and make the best decisions for
In an effort to help food entrepreneurs overcome challenges and successfully bring their products to market, AURI now offers a Pricing and Go-to-Market Guide
AURI has produced a free Clean Label Guide that provides important information to help small- and medium-sized Minnesota food producers make the transition to
The topic of safety in the production process is of the utmost importance to any entrepreneur or business that is developing food for commercial
The increased cost of petroleum-based energy is leading many Minnesotans to seek alternative fuel sources that will serve their heat and energy needs economically,
The livestock and meat industries have made huge strides over the last 10 to 15 years to ensure they are producing the safest food
In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels,
Over the past 10-15 years the food industry has seen a push from consumers for products that are more “label friendly” or minimally processed.
The Crop Residue Valuation Template tool allows individuals to calculate the fertilizer replacement value of crop residue removal along with projected residue yields for
Welcome to the AURI renewable energy template. This document contains instructions and data for estimating the renewable energy potential and energy demand for a
Trying to enter the market with ag-based biomass pellets isn’t for the uninformed. An AURI-sponsored evaluation examined the challenges and competitive disadvantages that entrepreneurs
Federal Procurement Contacts. See the attached spreadsheet titled Government Contracting Sheet 8-7-07.
The Minnesota Hybrid Poplar Research Cooperative (MHPRC) was formed in 1996 with support from the state of Minnesota. Read: Growing Hybrid Poplars as a Crop
General consideration of business finance, plant personnel and marketing your product,Types of operations such as processing and slaughtering,Physical plant issues including, availability of utilities,
The retailers are not required to file a notice with the FDA. Further, under 21 CFR 101.9(j)(18) and 21 CFR 101.36(h)(2), nutrition labeling exemptions