Lisa Gjersvik

Lisa Gjersvik

Lisa Gjersvik is the senior director of strategy management at the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), and leads the development and implementation of AURI’s strategic implementation plan. She is also in charge of reviewing the external effectiveness of AURI programs, gathering organizational impacts, including reports to the State of Minnesota, and grant administration.

Gjersvik has served in a number of positions throughout her more than 20 year career with AURI, including resource development coordinator/manager, where she worked on the grant management system and strategic implementation plan, and as a grants specialist where she coordinated the development and submission of quarterly narrative progress reports, financial status reports and program impacts. As project development director at AURI, she worked with businesses and entrepreneurs to develop projects resulting in the commercialization of new or value‐added products.

Gjersvik is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Morris and earned a Bachelor of Arts in business economics. She attended the University of St. Thomas for executive director leadership and is a certified economic development finance professional.  She also has training in Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard, strategy‐focused organization and performance measures.

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Renewable energy revs up the rural economy

Posted on April 1, 2007, in Ag Innovation News

Minnesota farmers will be harvesting more green power, thanks to AURI’s Center for Producer-Owned Energy. In its first two years, CPOE helped develop ethanol, biodiesel, biomass gasification, manure digestion, community wind power and renewable energy coproducts, says Max Norris, CPOE director. With a $1 million USDA grant, plus private sector matching grants, CPOE has backed […]

Reaping Willows

Posted on January 1, 2004, in Ag Innovation News

Waseca, Minn. – Skinny sticks with sporadic tufts of brown and gold leaves, five-foot willow shrubs stretch skyward, soaking up the last rays of the evening sun. In a few years, these shrubs could power lights needed when the sun goes down. Willows grown on this four-acre plantation at the University of Minnesota Southern Research […]

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