Upcoming events for alumni and friends

IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest 
August 5-7
Gilfillan Estate, Redwood County, MN

Please join us at the U of M tent at Booth 615S to learn about the latest research, pick up your alumni pin, and to sign up for a drawing for free tickets to a Gopher football game on September 20, on Ag and Food Day!

We also hope you can join us at the Young Farmer BBQ at 5 p.m. on Tuesday August 5. A group of current CFANS students and recent graduates attending the Goldy Connect Program and Career Fair will be attending the BBQ, and they look forward to meeting alumni and friends of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the U of M. This is a great opportunity to network with the best and brightest entering the field of agriculture in the state. Please RSVP so we can look for you at the BBQ!

See you at the Minnesota State Fair!
August 21 - September 1

CFANS will be at the Minnesota State Fair all day, every day! You can find us in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will have information from the Research and Outreach Centers, information on activities at the Bell Museum and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Master Gardeners sharing their expertise and activities for the kids. On August 23 and 26, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can take a walking tour of U of M varieties and research. Sign up early for the "From Honeycrisp to Honey Bees" walking tour and receive a free Apple Varieties poster!

On Friday and Saturday, August 22-23, CFANS will showcase its undergraduate education programs at the U of M building. Along with learning more about the college, visitors can don a pair of Goldy Ears or test their knowledge with CFANS trivia.

Sunday, August 24, is CFANS day on the DNR stage - featuring presentations on topics such as wood invasive species, invasive insects, honeybees, beekeeping and research and a Minnesota wildlife quiz show! 

For more information, see  CFANS at the State Fair, Discover the U at the Minnesota State Fair, and the Minnesota State Fair websites.

Celebrate Ag & Food Day 
Gopher football vs. San Jose State
Saturday, September 20
Show your support for Minnesota agricultural and food industries at a Gopher football game this fall! CFANS alumni and friends may purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $15 per person (regular price $30).

St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair
Tuesday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Don’t miss out on this signature recruiting event. Over 10% of companies were wait listed for this event last year.

The St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair will give your company the opportunity to meet over 500 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent alumni, in the following areas: Agriculture, Animal Science, Banking/Finance, Bio-based Products, Communication, Food Industry, Marketing, Retail and Sales. Attend this Career Fair to get the best students for your company’s hiring needs.