The mission of The Hormel Institute is to conduct research and provide education in the biological sciences with applications in medicine and agriculture. In pursuit of this mission, and as intended by its founders, The Hormel Institute generates fundamental knowledge and disseminates it to the scientific community worldwide. It also serves as a center of technical and educational expertise for the benefit of the Austin community, the surrounding region and the State of Minnesota.
The Hormel Institute Advisory Board
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota
Robert Clarke, Ph.D., D.Sc.
University of Minnesota
Michael Oakes, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Brian Buhr, Ph.D.
Dean College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Valery Forbes, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Biological Sciences
YS Prakash, MD., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, Midwest
The Hormel Foundation
Jeffrey M. Ettinger
Chair, The Hormel Foundation
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer