Upcoming events for alumni & friends

  • IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest

    August 4-6, 28269 Highway 67 Morgan, MN 56266

    IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest continues to be the essential farm show in the heart of the best agricultural land in America. Farmfest connects 35,000+ attendees with close to 600 local and leading companies for three days of education and political forums, field demonstrations featuring the latest technological advances in the farming industry, and networking. Be sure to stop by the University of Minnesota tent! Just look for the giant inflatable Goldy.

  • CFANS at the Minnesota State Fair

    August 27 - September 7, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Ag/Hort Building

    CFANS is tackling both local and global challenges -- everything from food security to pest management to plant health including best practices for your own backyard. Through interactive displays, hands-on activities, a walking tour and advice from master gardeners, explore how these issues affect each of us. Get ready, get set, and join us for our new activity this year – veggie races!

    On Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th, 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. There will also be an interactive showcase at CFANS day on the DNR Stage on August 30th as well!

    Sign up to be a CFANS State Fair Volunteer:
    1. Click the link for the corresponding activity to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: Ag/Hort Building, U of M Building, DNR Stage
    2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3. Sign up!
  • 2015 Horticulture Day at the North Central Research and Outreach Center

    August 28, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, MN

    Learn more about the latest horticulture, entomology and wild rice research from University of Minnesota faculty and staff, and presenters at the North Central Research and Outreach Center’s Horticulture Day, Friday, August 28 from 2-7 p.m.; located at 1861 E US Highway 169 in Grand Rapids, MN.

    Volunteer! Volunteers will help the event run smoothly by assisting with set-up, parking, registration, and teardown.

  • CFANS Mentor Happy Hour

    September 10, 5:30-7:30pm, Campus Club, Coffman Union, Minneapolis, MN

    Join us for an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, mentors, and professionals, learn about the CFANS Mentor Program, and hear from speaker Trent Tucker '06 about the impact of mentoring on youth and college students. This event is open to both current mentors and to those who are interested in learning about what it means to become a CFANS mentor. Be sure to RSVP and bring a colleague or friend! For every prospective mentor you bring, your name will be included in a drawing to win tickets to the Ag and Food Day Gopher Football game on September 19.

  • Brick by Brick: CSU Road Trip: Tailgate before Minnesota Football faces Colorado State

    September 12, 2:30 p.m., Hughes Stadium Fort Collins, CO

    Gopher Football fans who are looking to hit the road this season can set their sights on the Colorado Rockies! Coach Kill and the Golden Gophers will hit the blue skies this season for a road game in Fort Collins taking on the Colorado State University Rams at 2:30 pm (CT) on September 12. Picture this: A fall afternoon football game in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with the stands full of Gopher Fans. That’s a beautiful sight! Gopher Athletics and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association are hosting a “Brick by Brick: CSU Road Trip” pre-game tailgate Saturday, September 12 at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

  • 76th Minnesota Nutrition Conference

    September 16-17, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN

    The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is a highly regarded and well known livestock nutrition conference in the upper Midwest. For over 75 years this conference has delivered leading-edge, research-based knowledge to advance sustainable production of beef, dairy, equine, poultry and swine.

  • Agricultural Education/Agricultural Communication & Marketing Sneak Preview

    September 18, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

    High school (grades 9-12), post-secondary students, teachers, and families are invited to spend the morning on the St. Paul campus, exploring career opportunities in Agricultural Education (teaching licensure) and our major Agricultural Communication & Marketing (new home to the leadership and communication specialization)! This is the perfect opportunity to attend and find out more about the University of Minnesota and agricultural education while staying the night to attend the Celebrate Ag & Food Day football game. Interested in attending?

  • Third Annual Celebrate Ag & Food Day

    September 19, TCF Bank Stadium

    Join us at the Gopher Football game against Kent State and show your support for Minnesota agricultural and food industries! The day will include a free tailgate and the opportunity to visit activity tables run by CFANS students and ag and food companies from around the state. You could win a pair of tickets to the game! RSVP, buy tickets, and learn more.

  • CFANS at Gopher Homecoming

    September 20-26, University of Minnesota

    Celebrate Gopher Homecoming with CFANS! Join fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends at for Beer & Brats at the Bell Museum, our 4th annual Parade Party. Walk in the Homecoming Parade and show your college spirit. Send a Gopher Gram! And attend Ski-U-Mania before the football game against Ohio State. Learn more about CFANS Homecoming activities.

  • St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair

    September 30, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

    Attend this career fair intended to help students and employers connect regarding full-time jobs and internships. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni from all University of Minnesota campuses! Fields Represented: Agriculture, Animal Science, Banking/Finance, Business, Communication, Food Industry, Marketing & Sales.