Events & Programs


Alumni and CFANS Events

The college hosts many lectures, seminars and networking and social events each year. Find out what’s coming up that should be on your calendar.

Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award

Encourage high school juniors to continue to pursue their passion for science by nominating them for the Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award. In addition to being recognized for excellence in science, the recipients receive a carefully chosen book, as well as the possibility of a scholarship, should they attend CFANS.

Classes Without Quizzes

Classes Without Quizzes is an annual half-day learning opportunity to welcome back alumni and help community members better understand how our work affects Minnesotans’ daily lives. The program includes a keynote address and two breakout sessions of your choice. Topics cover a variety of subjects like weather, wind energy, economics, strawberries, moose and food security. The corresponding Kids' Edition offers fun, hands-on learning opportunities for children in grades K through 6.

Borealis Night of Excellence

Borealis Night is an annual recognition event co-hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society and Student Board. The evening brings together individuals from all across the CFANS community to honor outstanding student, alumni, faculty and staff leaders for their accomplishments.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program connects current CFANS students with alumni and industry leaders to explore their career interests and learn how businesses and organizations work. You can help a student learn about your career and support the development of future leaders in your industry while refining your coaching and mentoring skills.

Alumni Global Learning Adventures

Alumni Global Learning Adventures is an exciting new program that takes CFANS alumni around the world to give them a taste of what a student learning abroad experience is like. The 2015 program, Traditional Agriculture, Wines and Foods of Italy, features opportunities to learn about organic winemaking, traditional farming methods, modern enology and land management practices, as well as spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast. 

Golf Scramble for Scholarships

The annual Golf Scramble for Scholarships is hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society and raises money for needed scholarships for CFANS students. Activities include team photos with Goldy, contests, a silent auction, a BBQ lunch, awards and prizes and, of course, golf! 

Alumni Events

St. Paul Career Fair
September 28, 2016
1970s Forestry Reunion
October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016
2016 U of M Day of Service
October 15, 2016

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