CFANS Alumni & Friends eNews - September 2016

Chris Tritabaugh '01 manages the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota - this year's host of the famous Ryder Cup. When he was hired on as superintendent of Hazeltine in January 2013, he knew that the Ryder Cup would take place in 3 short years and that he would have to bring the course to an extremely high level of quality right away. Chris keeps an active Twitter account (follow him here), where he posts updates about preparations for the Ryder Cup, answers questions, and shares information about golf course management. Learn more about his horticultural background and his role at Hazeltine! 

Chris Tritabaugh

Join hundreds of your fellow alumni and friends and become a CFANS mentor! The award-winning CFANS Mentor Program connects current students with local and long-distance mentors - alumni and professionals - who support students as they explore career paths, learn how to network, and develop their professional skills. Applications are now available for the upcoming school year!


Eric Rosalie

On September 10, show your support for Minnesota agriculture and food at the Gopher Football game against the Indiana State Sycamores. Catch up with friends and colleagues at the Ag and Food tailgate, visit student-run activity booths around the stadium, and attend the Gopher game at a special CFANS alumni discount. You also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the game!


Ag and Food Day

Rah, Rah, Rah for Ski-U-Ma! Join us October 15-22 for the Homecoming Festivities. As always, there will be beer and brats at the Bell on Friday, October 21, with an optimal view of the parade. It's never to early to start thinking about Golden Gopher Football, especially the homecoming game! If you want to reserve your seats for the Minnesota Gophers vs. the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, click the link. You won't regret it!



This fall Minnesota will welcome 19 new instructors offering courses in agricultural, food and natural resource education in high schools across the state.  If you live in one of these areas, please help welcome these individuals to your community!



Dr. Elwood Caldwell faced the daunting job of leading a newly formed Food Science and Nutrition (FSCN) department in 1972 that merged three different departments into one. During that time, he also created the first FSCN Advisory Council, bringing in over 60 members. Fourteen years later, the department had achieved the status of one of the best in the country in its field. 


Elwood Caldwell

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:
- Peter Moe '75 '82 named Director of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

UMN Extension: How to manage tomato diseases in your home garden

- Welcoming the Class of 2020


Peter Moe

Here is a taste of some of the latest news and notes from our amazing CFANS alumni, featuring upcoming opportunities for alumni & friends, too: 
-1970s Forestry Reunion
-Applied Economics Alum Klaus W. Deininger '93 named 2016 AAEA Fellow
-David Rizzo '93 featured in NY Times
-Dan Helvig '11 interviewed by #RealPigFarming
- Shawn Haag '03 takes on new role with Acrobatiq
-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Travel Program


forestry reunion

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

If you were following @CFANS on Twitter you might have heard about this local celebrity who stopped by the college's State Fair exhibit this year to participate in veggie races! Who was it?



Mid-August, many cold hardy wine aficianados traveled to the University of Minnesota for the 8th International Cold Climate Wine Competition.