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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 1 - 7

U professor and plant ecologist Rebecca Montgomery says her lab's mantra could be "timing is everything." She researches how Minnesota forests might respond to climate change. What species might benefit from predicted earlier springs, for example, and what species might decline? For answers, she's looking to phenology, a strange word for something humans have done for a long time as they've watched the seasons unfold.
Pioneer Press

"We need to know what's out there," said Elaine Evans, who is earning her doctorate in entomology from the University of Minnesota. "The survey is the first step to assess the health of our pollinator population in Minnesota." Evans spoke from the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab, where the focus is on bee health.
St. Cloud Times

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Press Releases: 2014

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)

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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