Ag Innovation Update-December 2016

Season's Greetings from AURI

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the year gone by. For AURI it was one of growth and opportunity, and I would like to extend a sincere thank you for supporting AURI throughout the year. Whether you are a client or partner, a member of our various networks, or a legislator of the great state of Minnesota, you have had a role in AURI's prosperity.

So, on behalf of AURI's staff, its Board of Directors and myself, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year!

Trending Towards Clean

These days the term clean goes beyond sanitation - it also applies to food labels. 

Today, there is no clear regulatory description defining a clean label. However, consumer preference is pushing food manufacturers to make products that are minimally processed and/or contain fewer artificial ingredients.

AURI Can Help You Succeed in 2017

With the new year on the horizon, it's a good idea to start making plans and thinking about how AURI may be able to help you in 2017. 

AURI offers unique resources designed to help develop new uses and value additions to Minnesota's agricultural products. We are here to help you find new uses for traditional, unexplored or overlooked resources. Here's an overview of our three services areas:

AURI Notes

Upcoming events:
If you want to connect with AURI this fall and learn about its programs, or how its services can help Minnesota entrepreneurs, agricultural processors and agribusinesses, keep an eye open for AURI staff at the following events:

MN Organic Conference: January 12-13
MN Pork Congress: January 17-18
MN Ag Expo: January 25-26

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