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AURI Growing to meet Clients’ Needs

Posted on April 23, 2018, in AURI News, News

It has taken a lot of work, dedicated hours and collaborations to advance AURI’s programs and resources from its creation in 1989 to where it is today, but the investment of time, effort and resources is paying off. AURI is experiencing an explosion of innovative agricultural opportunities, especially in the focus areas of food, coproducts […]

New Staff Announcement

Posted on February 6, 2018, in AURI News

CONTACT: Michael Gottsacker Russell Herder 612/230-6357         AURI Hires New Staff for Project Management and Project Development Roles January, 2018, St Paul, MN—The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is pleased to announce its recent hiring of Monte Koshel and Jason Robinson, who join the AURI team as a Project Manager and […]

Super Bowl LII Will Have Some PANACHE

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, News, Success Stories

By AURI For most of AURI’s clients, hard work and perseverance are critical to success. Most recently, food client, Panache, which makes a variety of infused apple juices and ciders, proved this. In the months leading up to the new year, Managing Partner, Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale and Marketing Director, Xavier Boulard’s efforts paid off when their […]

AURI invests in new positions, science and technology to respond to growing demand

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

“The thing that differentiates AURI from other organizations in the state is the research support we supply to lients and innovators across the state,” Rod Larkins

Craft Brewery Field Day

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI This past July, AURI and its client, Vertical Malt, hosted a Craft Brew Field Day in Crookston, MN, that brought together groups from throughout the craft brewing industry, from farmers to brewers. AURI saw it as an opportunity to highlight the successes of the project and the business itself, as well as offer […]

AURI Labs Meeting Minnesota’s Needs

Posted on July 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

By Dan Lemke Great ideas might remain just a concept without the resources necessary to make them real. AURI has been a unique Minnesota resource for more than 25 years, delivering a combination of innovative laboratories, pilot facilities and scientific expertise. AURI’s facilities provide businesses and entrepreneurs working to develop agriculturally-based products with valuable technical […]


Continued innovation can help enable a bright future for Minnesota’s food sector

Posted on January 4, 2016, in News

AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. Our work in the four focus areas (biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food) assists entrepreneurs and growing businesses navigate the demands of entering the marketplace. One industry undergoing a dramatic transformation right now is food production and processing – as consumer preference changes and retailers work to accommodate their needs. As an example, consumers increasingly want a local, sustainable and healthy product.

Sweet success

Posted on January 4, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

A new Minnesota food product is finding its way into stores nationwide thanks to production improvements for Velvet Bees Gourmet Honey Butter. Created by Krista and Steve Aspinwall in 2011, the honey butter will soon be available in 22 states with plans to continue reaching new markets.

Cheese trends

Posted on July 20, 2015, in Videos

Watch our video: Americans love cheese. In fact, the USDA says U.S. cheese consumption is up 42 percent in the past 25 years. The average American consumes more than 33 pounds of cheese each year, still less than half of the nearly 72 pounds per year consumed by people in Greece and nearly 53 pounds by the French.

Antigone’s Greek Foods

Posted on July 20, 2015, in Videos

Watch our video: Toni Bazakos wanted to market feta cheese-based spreads and dips. Antigone’s Greek Foods are part of a growing artisan cheese segment and are now in 27 retail outlets. Product information can be found at