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Mark Seeley.Mark Seeley to speak at CFANS commencement (4/15/2014)
Well-known climatologist and author Mark Seeley will be the keynote speaker at this year's CFANS undergraduate commencement ceremony. He's been a faculty member and Extension climatologist in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate since 1978. Commencement begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on the U of M's Minneapolis campus.

Bronze statue of Borlaug to grace St. Paul campus walkway (3/28/2014)
borlaug_statue_small In honor of the 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth, CFANS announced on March 27 that a bronze recasting of Borlaug's statue in the U.S. Capitol will be placed on the St. Paul campus later this year and will anchor a walkway dedicated to honoring contributors to agriculture. The statue was shown for the first time as part of events on campus honoring Borlaug during the week of March 24-29. 

See a photo gallery of the events on March 27, including the statue unveiling.

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CFANS in the News: April 15 - 21

As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees... University of Minnesota entomology professor Marla Spivak said she hopes the Minnesota Legislature will pass a bill requiring that plants be labeled so consumers know which insecticide is used. 
Minnesota Public Radio 
Pioneer Press

At the behest of the National Park Service (NPS), the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is planning to spend $100,000 of federal highway funds on a study to count the number of birds that are killed flying into a rebuilt bridge over the Mississippi River.... Dr. Robert Zink and Dr. Todd W. Arnold of the University of Minnesota recently co-authored a study which concluded that "collision mortality has no discernible effect on population trends of North American birds." However, their studies did not specifically include bird/bridge collisions.
CNS News

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Press Releases: 2014

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture announces 2014 laureates (3/27/2014)

A legacy of feeding the world (3/25/2014)

Regents to engage in conversation about food security solutions (3/21/2014)

Cold-hardy grapes create $401 million economic impact (2/20/2014)

Audubon Art Exhibit Continues with New Material (2/13/2014)

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CFANS Events

WRS Seminar Series
'Quantifying in-stream biological nitrogen uptake in selected Minnesota streams and rivers'
Amy Hansen
Friday, April 25
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
375 Borlaug Hall

Forester's Day Celebration
Friday, April 25
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ultimate Forester Competition
6:00 p.m. Social
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Skok Hall

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