“This will help families save money and this will bring sexy back to milk.” 

—Marin Bozic, assistant professor of applied economics, talking about how new milk-carton sensors that detect spoilage could reduce the amount of food that’s wasted.

“We try to take both a short- and long-range view of research. I like to think of it as our applied crop production research makes mistakes on purpose so Minnesota growers don’t have to.”

—Southwest Research and Outreach Center Assistant Professor Bruce Potter, interviewed about how the center works with farmers. 

“This is the Asian carp of marshes, and we need to get on it.”

—Lee Frelich, research associate in the Department of Forest Resources, on the proliferation of cattails in Minneapolis ponds and the need to eliminate them. 

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