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Customers “Rave” for Ice Cream

Posted on January 3, 2020, in Ag Innovation News

In Northern Minnesota, there are limited options for specialty foods and products that fulfill the dietary needs of the surrounding area. Many consumers who appreciate premium specialty foods or have dietary restrictions are forced to shop larger metropolitan areas and stockpile products due to limited local availability. This growing community is looking for foods made […]

Enhancing poultry performance with specialized soy products

Posted on January 3, 2020, in Ag Innovation News

By Sally Noll, Ph. D. Professor Department of Animal Science University of Minnesota Current breeds of commercial broiler chickens and turkeys grow very quickly. To improve early growth and immune system development, some research suggests that young poultry would develop better when fed starting diets containing highly digestible ingredients and a lower amount of anti-nutritional […]

AURI Conducts Stakeholder Research

Posted on January 3, 2020, in Ag Innovation News

Every biennium AURI conducts a broad scale research project, during which the organization’s staff meets face-to-face with representatives from various ag-related stakeholder groups to gain insight into the current industry challenges and opportunities. The results of this research provide an opportunity to identify stakeholder priorities and industry sentiments while finding areas of strategic synergy and […]

Innovation on Display

Posted on January 3, 2020, in Ag Innovation News

The annual New Uses Forum may be AURI’s premier value-added agriculture event, but it’s far from the only place AURI promotes emerging opportunities and the services it provides to further develop those innovations. Project Manager Becky Philipp says AURI staff participates in over 30 events each year, including tradeshows, conferences, forums, and other partner events. […]

Building Momentum for New Uses

Posted on January 3, 2020, in Ag Innovation News

If AURI’s annual New Uses Forum is any indication, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and living in Minnesota. Generating new ideas is important, but equally valuable is a recognition by the state’s business and agriculture leaders that collaboration and a network of supporting resources are key to delivering on the promise innovative ideas […]

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