This semester, a task force of faculty and students is examining the potential creation of a new college that would integrate faculty from CFANS and the College of Biological Sciences. The time is right for such a discussion, says University of Minnesota Provost Karen Hanson, because of leadership transitions currently under way at both colleges and trends in the plant and animal sciences. The task force has scheduled a series of listening sessions for various internal and external stakeholders beginning Dec. 3.
Read the latest updates on the proposal and see a schedule of listening sessions
Need a gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative? Still looking for locally grown, natural decorations? CFANS can help. This month you can buy a Christmas tree or wreath from the Forestry Club; honey, candles and scarves from Frenatae, the entomology graduate students' organization; or cheese and meat packages from the Meat and Dairy Store.
Nominations are open through Jan. 15 for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2014 awards. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger. Recipients are chosen in three categories: knowledge (teaching, research and outreach), production agriculture and agribusiness. The 2014 laureates will be announced on National Ag Day, March 25, 2014.
Water Resources Science Seminar
"Advances in wetland mapping using geospatial data"
Department of Forest Resources
Friday, December 6th
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
375 Borlaug Hall
Applied Plant Science Seminar
"Can Heterogeneous Soil Environments Under Row Crops Support Stabilizing Mycorrhizal Fungi?"
Monday, December 9th
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
306 Borlaug Hall
Plant Pathology Seminar
"Are pathogens drivers of plant speciation? Thoughts and ideas on disease pressures, genome structures, and phenotypic adaptation."
Monday, December 9th
365 Borlaug Hall
"Biobased Polymers and Composites: Optimal Chemical Design"
Dr. Richard Wool
University of Delaware
Tuesday, December 10th
105 Cargill Building
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