The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s mission is "to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products."
AURI helps bring innovative ideas with an agricultural emphasis to commercial reality. In practice, AURI staff work hand in hand to help develop new commercial uses for agricultural commodities and products by providing technical assistance with innovative individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs.
Clients receive assistance in the food, bio-based products, coproducts and renewable energy areas, creating new utilization and economic activity. AURI’s technical and subject matter experts provide consulting and technical services, utilizing one or more of the laboratory facilities located in Crookston, Marshall, St. Paul and Waseca.
Additionally, AURI conducts stakeholder meetings across Minnesota on a regular basis to develop industry initiatives and disseminate information to the agricultural community.