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Report Summary
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute


Financial Audit Division Report 04-32 Released August 20, 2004

Key Conclusions:

  • The institute properly compensated its employees in accordance with board policy, and its internal controls provided reasonable assurance that grants were in compliance with applicable board policies and management’s authorization.
The audit report contained no audit findings relating to internal control and legal compliance. The organization resolved all findings included in our prior audit report.
   Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2003

Programs Audited:
  • Grants
  • Payroll

Agency Background:

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1989. The institute promotes new markets, products, and product uses, as well as the expansion of existing markets for the state’s agricultural commodities and products. The institute received a $2.84 million General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2003.

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