Ag Innovation Update-January 2017

AURI Invites You to Register for its New Uses Forum Today! 

With record crop yields across several regional commodities in recent years, the support and expansion of value-added agricultural products within Minnesota and the greater Midwest is of the utmost importance. To that end, AURI is inviting you to register today for its New Uses Innovation Forum for Minnesota's agricultural industry.

The forum, scheduled for March 22 at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, MN, is bringing together experts and entrepreneurs across the new uses arena, including university and industry R&D experts, Minnesota business and agbioeconomy partners, as well as the financial community. Together, they will participate in open discussions about the latest innovations and opportunities for developing new uses for Minnesota grown crops and agricultural

processing byproducts. The day's events include:

  • Industry panel discussions
  • Minnesota's activities and resources, 
  • Regional and global research efforts,
  • Networking opportunities, and 
  • Keynote addresses tailored to the interests of MN agriculture.
Above all, this will be an event to bring people together under the common goal of encouraging new growth and agricultural innovation here in Minnesota.

New Funding Opportunities

Funding can be one of the biggest obstacles to success for small businesses and entrepreneurs. To help overcome this challenge, AURI is pleased to announce a number of new funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses in Minnesota. 

Also, be sure visit the AURI website for additional information about funding opportunities and industry news. 
AURI Can Help You Succeed in 2017

With the new year underway, 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 production. We are here to help find new uses for traditional, unexplored or overlooked uses. 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 Ag Expo: January 25-26

Ag Innovation News: Subscribe Today!

Where do you go to learn about the latest news about renewable energy, coproducts, biobased products and food science? If your answer didn't include the Ag Innovation Newspaper, then you have been missing out on important updates from around Minnesota. Contact us today at [email protected] to get your free, quarterly subscription to AURI's official publication. Each issue contains useful and interesting information, like:
  • News from Minnesota's ag industry
  • Updates on the latest technology and idea implementation
  • Information on how AURI is fostering economic benefits for the state
  • A special column from the Executive Director
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