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MBOLD Announces 2022 Cohort of "Bold Growth" program
MBOLD has announced the selection of four high-growth businesses to participate in the 2022 cohort of its “Bold Growth” entrepreneurship program, led by Grow North and AURI.
Ancient Grains Conference
The Northern Crops Institute will host its 1st annual Ancient Grains Conference on July 20 at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN. The conference aims to provide an educational setting to explore the characteristics and utilization of ancient grains.
June Innovator: Fresha
AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation Innovator Profiles is a Q&A series with Minnesota entrepreneurs who have partnered with AURI to build capacity and successfully commercialize new and emerging crops. This month’s edition highlights Fresha, a producer of locally grown carrots.
Entrepreneur in Residence Program

AURI has relaunched its Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) program. Qualified entrepreneurs will benefit from AURI's equipment and expertise, and have access to its laboratory facilities in Waseca and Marshall. In addition, EiR participants will have the opportunity to confer and strategize with AURI's staff and scientists.

Ag Innovation News
The newspaper is designed to make research and technical information easy to read and enjoyable for the average user. From an initial subscription list of 4,000, it has grown to reach more than 12,000 print and online readers every quarter, covering AURI’s work in the development of new food products, renewable energy, biobased products and new uses for agricultural coproducts.