Events & Programs
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.
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 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 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.
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 is an exciting program that takes CFANS alumni around the world to give them a taste of what a student learning abroad experience is like. The 2017 program, Exploring the Science of Food, Wine and the Renaissance in Italy, features opportunities to learn about organic winemaking, traditional farming methods, modern enology and land management practices, all while enjoying spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast.
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!