OUR MISSION
Foster long-term economic benefit
for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products.
Introducing New Board Member: Erin Heitkamp
Meet one of AURI’s newest board members: Erin Heitkamp. Erin is Senior Vice President of Impact at Pipeline Foods and represents agribusiness on AURI’s board of directors. 
Entrepreneurs Move Peas into a Whole New Field
After repeatedly dealing with barn cats using the pea chips in his lambs’ feed as litter boxes, Chad Blaser partnered with Wayne Olson to develop Pea Pawd cat litter.
Resources for Emerging Farmers
As farmers continue to age, Minnesota faces a growing need to support the next generation of agricultural producers. Learn about resources available for emerging farmers in our latest issue of the Ag Innovation News. 
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.