Class Notes

Regulating crops and developing leaders with Culler ‘07

It costs as much as $140 million for Monsanto to release a new genetically modified crop, and from start to finish Angela Hendrickson Culler ‘07 ensures that crop is safe for people, animals, and the environment. Culler is the lead for Monsanto’s U.S. Biotech Regulatory Affairs department and was recently named one of the Saint Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their businesses and community. She manages a team of 25 people and is responsible for obtaining and maintaining global regulatory approvals for a $10 billion product portfolio. Culler received her Ph.D. in Plant Biological Sciences from the University of Minnesota’s joint degree program between the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the College of Biological Sciences in 2007.


Posted on: June 6, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Eric Schroeder ‘92

Eric Schroeder graduated from CFANS with a Bachelors in Agricultural Economics in 1992. As Chief Administrative Officer at the Great Plains Institute, he loves “the opportunity to provide the infrastructure that enables talented and entrepreneurial individuals to thrive.”   


Posted on: June 3, 2017

In Memory of Roy Thompson '51 '57

This month we remember the life of Roy Thompson '51 '57 (B.S. & M.S.), a traveler, nature lover, and member of FarmHouse Fraternity.


Posted on: May 31, 2017

Baby Gopher: The Schwab Family

Kari (Opdahl) Schwab '10 (B.S. Agricultural and Food Business Management) and her husband, Eric welcomed Hannah Grace Schwab into the world on April 29, 2017.

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Sjostrom '09 to speak at CFANS Commencement

CFANS 2017 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony speaker Alise Sjostrom '09 (B.S. Agricultural Industries and Marketing) represents the enriching possibilities for a CFANS graduate as a rising star in the growing specialized food market. In July 2014, Sjostrom launched Redhead Creamery, an artisan cheese maker, located on the dairy farm where she grew up. 


Posted on: May 11, 2017

LeDee '05 '08 selected by Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership to receive an Award for Climate Adaptation

Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumna Olivia LeDee '05 '08 (M.S. & Ph.D. Conservation) has been selected by the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership to receive an Award for Climate Adaptation in the Individual Category


Posted on: May 9, 2017

Baby Gopher: The Dornink Family

Dallas Dornink '07 (B.S. Animal Science) and Sarah (Tesmer) Dornink '06 '10 (B.S. & M.Ed. Agricultural Education) welcomed Evelyn Arlene to their family on April 22, 2017. 

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Datica names Lindbergh'99 Chief Revenue Officer

Datica, the industry platform for digital health success, announced Kevin Lindbergh '99 (B.S. Bio-Based Products) will lead the company’s revenue generating efforts and execute on an aggressive product development strategy begun in late 2016. As the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Kevin will provide strategic direction for the sales, marketing, and product teams that help drive the company’s revenue streams, as well as identify new opportunities for growth.


Posted on: May 6, 2017

Rizzo '92 wins 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Dave Rizzo '92 (Ph.D. Plant Pathology) was awarded the 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. This university-wide award is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation and, at $45,000, is believed to be the largest recognition of its kind in the nation.


Posted on: May 5, 2017

Kreeger '88 elected Lifetime Honorary Member of The Wildlife Society

Adjunct Professor and Alumnus, Dr. Terry Kreeger '88 (Ph.D. Wildlife), was elected a Lifetime Honorary Member of The Wildlife Society . Honorary Memberships recognize "continuous outstanding service to any area of concern to The Wildlife Society by a TWS member who is a practicing or retired wildlife professional.” 


Posted on: May 4, 2017