CFANS Alumni & Friends eNews - June 2016

Doris Mold (B.S. Ag & Applied Economics, Animal Science, and Agricultural Education '85; M.S. Agricultural & Applied Economics '94) has been involved in agriculture throughout most of her life. A variety of activities through 4-H and FFA led her to CFANS on the St. Paul campus. Throughout her career, Mold has served as a leader, educator, and advocate for multiple agricultural organizations and groups. Mold stated, "Agriculture is life and my life is agriculture...I am passionate about developing the next generation of agriculture leaders and advocating for agriculture". Learn more about her story and accomplishments here

Doris MOld

-Tuesday, June 21 - Emerging Professional Network at LynLake Brewery

-Friday, July 8 - Golf Scramble for Scholarships

-Friday, July 15 - CFANS Sneak Preview Day

-Tuesday, August 2-Thursday, August 4 - IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest

-Thursday, August 25-Monday, September 5 - CFANS at the Minnesota State Fair

-Saturday, September 10 - Celebrate Ag and Food Day 2016

The CFANS Alumni Society will be hosting its 13th annual Golf Scramble fundraiser on Friday, July 8 at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. Over the past 12 years, this event has raised nearly $300,000 for scholarships for CFANS students! You can participate by golfing, donating an item to the silent auction, volunteering at the event, or making a contribution to the scholarship fund! More...

Golf Scramble 2016

Do you know a high school student interested in attending the University of Minnesota or learning more about CFANS? Don't let them miss out on an opportunity to learn more about CFANS at the annual CFANS Sneak Preview Event being held on Friday, July 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the St. Paul campus! More...

CFANS Student Ambassadors group 2014

Fiercely committed to education and outreach in their community, Carole and Dennis Johnson have recently established a bequest designated for Organic Dairy and Horticulture Outreach and Education at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC). More...

Dennis and Carole

Read the latest about events, lectures and seminars happening on campus and in partnering departments as well as student and faculty news. Features this month:

-CFANS CommencementOver 600 students join the CFANS alumni community
-CFANS Students Named Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalists
-Imagining the Future: Bell Museum
-Ag Ed Enthusiast Spring Newsletter Published 
-Free Alumni Association Career and Personal Enrichment Webinars Available Online
-Science Discovery Day Camps at the Bell

CFANS Commencement 2016

-CFANS Mentors at Bellisio Foods host Student Mentees for Site Visit
-Alums Dr. Michael Wingfield & Dr. Klaus Deininger receive Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals
-Upgrade to Alumni Association Lifetime Membership before rates increase July 1



This month we remember the life and accomplishments of a member from the CFANS community who will be missed by many:

-Duane Nelson (B.S. Animal Science '81)

Duane Nelson

The monthly alumni trivia question gives alumni and friends an opportunity to test their U of M knowledge. Are you up for the challenge?

The state of Minnesota just celebrated a birthday. The University of Minnesota was actually founded before the state of Minnesota was even "born"! How old do you think Minnesota is? More...

MN Flag

Who doesn't enjoy food and supporting hundreds of University of Minnesota students at the same time? Learn about Cornercopia, the University of Minnesota's very own student-run organic farm and how you can support it through checking out this month's "Did you Know!" More...