Ag and Food Week

Celebrate Ag and Food Day

Hunger U

Monday - Wednesday, September 11-13

HungerU is a FREE experiential mobile exhibit that travels to college campuses around the nationa raising awareness about food security and what it means for all of us. Visit the exhibit on Church Street in front of Murphy Hall. Learn more on the HungerU Facebook page

CFANS Picnic on the Plaza

Tuesday, September 12, 11:30am-1pm

This annual "Welcome back to campus!" event is for CFANS students, faculty, and staff.

Join us for:

  • Free lunch: Hot turkey sandwiches (vegetarian sandwiches also available), grilled corn, CFANS apples and ice cream sandwiches 
  • Resource and display tables about CFANS student clubs and organizations, services for students and more

University of Minnesota FFA Alumni Chapter Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, September 13, 11am-1pm

Celebrate the start of the school year by joining the brand new University of Minnesota FFA Alumni Chapter for some ice cream! Several flavors will be served in the Ruttan Hall Main Entrance from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 13th! The University of Minnesota FFA Alumni Chapter hopes to see you there and welcomes you to learn more about them by checking out the graphic below and finding them on Facebook.


Get your Row the Boat ice cream

Wednesday, September 13, 2-5 pm

Head over to the CFANS Dairy and Meat Salesroom to get your pint of the new Row the Boat ice cream. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition Dairy Science team created this elite flavor to include some of Gopher Football Coach P.J. Flecks’s favorite flavors--"flecks" of vanilla bean, chocolate coffee fudge swirl, and mini chocolate peanut butter filled footballs. While you're there, check out the other great dairy and meat products made in the Pilot Plant and Meat Lab.

University of Minnesota Farmers Market

Every Wednesday through September 27, 11 am - 2 pm

The University of Minnesota Farmers Market takes place on Gateway Plaza right outside McNamara Alumni Center.  Bring the freshest of autumn harvest home with you and get to know area food producers. UDS Grill and food trucks offer great food to enjoy while savoring autumn while seated on tree-shaded benches and tables. 

Celebrate Ag and Food at the Football Game

Saturday, September 16, 12:30pm-5:30pm

Discount tickets available for CFANS community members, including alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends. Tickets are available at a special 50% discounted rate for $15 (zone 6 only). Use promo code AFD2017

Ag and Food Day 2014

Pre-game activities, 12:30pm:
Before the game, stop by outside of Mariucci Arena along SE Oak Street to spend time with CFANS, try some food samples, and celebrate with fellow students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Try some meat and cheese from the Meat Lab and Dairy Store (while supplies last)! This is a great opportunity to meet alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends who are passionate about food and agriculture. Come network with members of our college community! RSVP.

Don't forget to follow Celebrate Ag and Food Day on Facebook.