Brian Buhr named CFANS dean and Experiment Station director (5/19/2014)
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)
One 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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Waseca's station, located at the University of Minnesota's Southern Research and Outreach Station, is among a small but growing number of stations in Minnesota that have contributed more than 100 years of data. And the data show Minnesota's climate is changing. "I think the most obvious thing we've seen changing is the 30-year normal,?especially for precipitation," saidJeff Vetsch, who helps oversee the weather station today.
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While many acknowledge the key role of dearer food in destabilizing regimes, right from the time of the French Revolution in the 18th century to the Arab Spring in 2011, there are only a few studies that have sought to study the links between food prices and social unrest empirically. In a recent research paper, the economist?Marc Bellemare?of the University of Minnesota attempts to fill that gap by establishing a causal link between rising food prices and social unrest.
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