Ag Innovation Update
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The house that banana bread built
Latest Ag Innovation News available
New research reports looks at value of low-fat DDGS
AURI clients recognized
Anaerobic digester planned for Minnesota
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July 2013
 The house that banana bread built

A home for children now exists in Thailand thanks to the efforts of six classmates from Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota, who raised $11,000 for a permanent roof over the heads of 23 children. One member of this group, Madi Lommen, who worked with AURI to start a business selling banana bread, is an example of yoking together entrepreneurial spirit with the desire to change the world for the better. 


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Latest edition of Ag Innovation News now available online
The latest edition of Ag Innovation News (July-September 2013) is now available on AURI's website. Interested in receiving a copy? Please contact [email protected]


New research report looks at value of low-fat DDGS

Excessive dietary fat can negatively affect growth of fiber-digesting ruminal microorganisms and consequently decreases organic matter total tract digestibility, feed intake and overall performance in feedlot cattle.

 A new research report looks at whether the content of low-fat distillers grains could attenuate negative effects of high dietary fat on ruminal fermentation, support improved rumen function and subsequently enhance overall nutrient digestibility, feed intake and utilization and feedlot cattle performance.


AURI clients recognized
Congratulations to Lily Bloom's Kitchen, an AURI client, on being featured in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine's list of O's "favorite things." Lily Bloom's Kitchen produces gluten-free macaroons.

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Congratulations to Nots! on being chosen to represent Minnesota at National FFA Alumni "Taste of the States" in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Nots! provide a crunchy snack for those with nut allergies.  

Anaerobic digester planned for South Saint Paul, Minn.
SaniGreen Bioenergy is planning to construct a $30 million anaerobic digester in South Saint Paul, Minn., to produce biogas fuel. The facility will utilize 150,000 tons of solid and liquid organic waste each year from local schools, grocery stores, municipalities and food processing facilities to produce pipeline-quality biogas .The gas will  be used to fuel a 1.1 MW generator to power the facility, which will also produce organic fertilizer for local and regional businesses.

SaniGreen is an extension of Canada's Sanimax and Wisconsin-based Green Energy Partners.