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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 8 - 14

Researchers worldwide are working to identify genes capable of resisting Ug99 for eventual use in wheat and barley. As part of that effort, Agricultural Research Service scientists Matt Rouse and Yue Jin are searching for resistance genes among some of wheat's lesser-known relatives. Both scientists are at the ARS Cereal Disease Research Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

“If you can tell your story with a graph or picture, do so,” says Marc Bellemare, my first guest in this episode... Bellemare’s paper is a global investigation that doesn’t even attempt to ask whether the relationship between food prices and social unrest holds for countries or smaller areas. 
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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

Applied Plant Science Seminar
"Genome-wide prediction of Fusarium head blight resistance and agronomic performance traits in Minnesota wheat lines"
Emily Conley
Monday, April 21
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
306 Borlaug Hall

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