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New Uses Forum AURI

March 23, 2022

Exploring the Intersection of Sustainability, Innovation and Investment in Food and Agriculture
March 23-24, 2022 |  Earle Brown Heritage Center | Brooklyn Center, MN

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s 4th Annual New Uses Forum

In partnership with Compeer Financial and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative, this conference is dedicated to exploring the intersection of sustainability, innovation and investment in food and agriculture.

Join us in person or virtually as we convene some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support. The Forum will also include panel discussions on finance and investment capital, digital strategies, sustainable proteins, the next wave of renewables, Minnesota food and ag ecosystem supporters and spotlight entrepreneurs.


Thursday, March 24, 2022
“Alternative Capital Sources for Entrepreneurs & Agribusinesses”
Panelclick here to view (YouTube)
Aaron Knewtson – Compeer Financial
Karama Neal, Ph.D. – USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Jeff Ochs – Venn Foundation
Tim Penny – Southern MN Initiative Foundation
Neela Mollgaard – Launch Minnesota – MN DEED
Andrea Yonah – BIRD Foundation
Andrea Vaubel – MN Dept. of Agriculture



March 23, 2022