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CFANS student receives University of Minnesota SEED Award


AARYN WILSON is a junior studying plant science at the Twin Cities campus, a decision that grew out of his love for food and his belief that underrepresented communities should have access to healthy food. His commitment to food justice has led him to be active in community initiatives like Create the Community Meal and the Windom Community Garden. He is also working with Project Sweetie Pie, a North Minneapolis non-profit, to develop a survey to identify gaps and needs for healthy, fresh food and improved nutrition in North Minneapolis.

MANRRS students attend Overcoming Racism Conference

Overcoming Racism Conference photo

Three students from the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) student chapter in CFANS attended the Overcoming Racism Conference held at Metropolitan State University, November 14-15.  Click the following link to find reflections and photos from the students who attended this conference

CFANS student receives University of Minnesota SEED Award


Lawrence Karongo, student worker in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and senior in Applied Economics is recipient of a 2014 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award. The SEED award honors and acknowledges students who do outstanding work at the University of Minnesota, both in and out of the classroom. Award recipients demonstrate academic excellence and a deep understanding of and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and social justice through their academic work and service to the community. Lawrence, along with other recipients, were honored with this prestigious award on November 12 at the 2014 Equity and Diversity Breakfast.