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Brian Buhr named CFANS dean and Experiment Station director (5/19/2014)buhr_brian
University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson has appointed Brian Buhr as dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. Buhr has been a faculty member in the college since 1992, head of the applied economics department since 2008 and has been interim CFANS dean and director since August 2013. He'll oversee the administrative and academic work of the college and experiment station and also will collaborate with key stakeholders to help address critical challenges in agriculture, food systems, and environmental and natural resources sciences. 

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture to be awarded (5/16/2014)
seeley_markrosen_tommagnussonOne of Minnesota’s best-known climatologists, the CEO of a large agricultural products company and a farmer who has played a key role in the state’s turfgrass industry are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. Mark Seeley, Tom Rosen and Richard Magnusson will be recognized at a ceremony in McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, May 22. 

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CFANS in the News: July 8 - 21

Even those wet springs didn’t contribute the kind of moisture to the atmosphere that this June did, noted Peter Snyder, assistant professor of soil, water and climate at the University of Minnesota.
Star Tribune

University of Minnesota professor Jerry Shurson talks with Ethanol Producer Magazine about his most recent study on the growth performance from feeding reduced-oil DDGS to growing-finishing pigs, providing much-needed answers to the pork industry.
Ethanol Producer

Press Releases: 2014

Popular Bell Museum Exhibit Showcasing UMN Lion Research Returns for a Summer Run  (7/27/14)

University of Minnesota Selects MnDRIVE Projects to Develop Safe, Sustainable Food System (7/15/14)

Apple Breeding Program Continues to Shine  (5/29/14) 

Artists and Bell Museum Collaborate to Preserve and Restore Natural Areas (5/23/14)

Brian Buhr named CFANS Dean and Experiment Station Director (5/19/14)

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

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