Ag Innovation Update
In This Issue
Forum on whole grain food options
Renewable Energy Roundtable at Farmamerica
New report on producer participation in corn stover markets
Upcoming AURI Events
Forum on Whole Grain Food Options
April 3, 9:15 a.m.-noon
Le St. Germain Hotel, St. Cloud, Minn.

AURI@U of MN Ag Awareness Day
April 16
University of Minnesota Campus

Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable
April 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Farmamerica, Waseca, Minn.

Upcoming Partner Events
International Biomass Conference & Expo
April 8-10
Minneapolis Convention Center

Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo
April 24-26
Black Bear Casino Resort, Carlton, Minn.

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March 2013
AURI invites you to join us for a forum exploring the possibilities for new and/or healthier innovative products made from Minnesota wheat and barley. The event will take place on April 3 in St. Cloud, Minn.
The next Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable will be on April 30 at Farmamerica in Waseca, Minn. The keynote address will be by a representative of Lucas E3: Ethanol Expansion Engineering; it will focus on educating businesses on energy efficiency. There will also be networking time, presentations from businesses who are advancing renewable energy in Minnesota, and a panel discussing the current state of renewable energy options.

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Growing the next generation of renewable fuels is important to the adoption of renewable energy technologies over the next few decades. These plans focus on the use of agricultural biomass, especially corn stover (corn residue left after harvest), to produce this biomass. This report examined Minnesota corn producers interest in selling corn stover biomass, their knowledge of issues surrounding biomass harvest, factors that are likely to influence their opinions of biomass harvesting, and what information they may need before forming their opinions.