Class Notes

Mississippi Mushrooms and founder Ian Silver-Ramp '10 featured on WCCO mid-morning show

Ian Silver-Ramp (B.S. Applied Plant Science ‘10) and his business, Mississippi Mushrooms, were recently featured on the DeRusha Eats segment on the WCCO mid-morning show.


Posted on: March 12, 2017

Lucas Sjostrom '09 '15 named Executive Director of Minnesota Milk Producers Association

Lucas Sjostrom (B.S., M.S. Animal Science ‘09, ‘15) from Brooten, Minnesota has been named executive director of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, and will serve concurrently as director of industry relations for Midwest Dairy, leading the Minnesota Industry Relations team for the organizations.


Posted on: March 11, 2017

Natural Resources Conservation Services names Brittany Hummell '06 District Conservationist

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Services has named Brittany Hummel (B.S. National Resources/Environmental Studies and Recreation Resource Management ‘06) district conservationist for Knox and Waldo counties.


Posted on: March 9, 2017

Dana Allen-Tully '96 '01 recognized at Gopher Dairy Club Banquet

Dana Allen-Tully (B.S. Agricultural Business Management '96, Ph.D. Animal Sciences '01)  was recognized at the Gopher Dairy Club Banquet with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. This award is meant to recognize those who have continued to have an impact on the dairy industry and the Gopher Dairy Club. 


Posted on: March 5, 2017

Harry Kaiser '81 '85 & Robert Myers '86 named 2017 AAEA fellows

The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected five outstanding members to be honored as the 2017 AAEA Fellows. All of the Fellow recipients have made exceptional contributions to the profession. They are leaders shaping the future of the Association and the field of agricultural and applied economics as a whole. Two University of alums were named as 2017 AAEA Fellows: Dr. Harry Kaiser (MS Agricultural Economics ‘81, Ph. D. Agricultural & Applied Economics ‘85) and Dr. Robert Myers (Ph. D. Agricultural & Applied Economics ‘86).


Posted on: March 3, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Lars H. Loberg '05

Coming to the University of Minnesota was an easy decision for Lars Loberg (B.S. Environment and Natural Resources '05): the college offered programs that were ranked nationally and he would be close to home, where he could hunt and enjoy the outdoors on weekends. His love of law, the outdoors, and the education he received at the university helped him continue his schooling and further his career.  "The top notch education that I received at the U of M gave me the skills to excel at law school. Having a science background is uncommon in my field of practice. The conflict resolution and policy courses offered to forestry and natural resource students provided me with the skillset to succeed in my study of the law. I finished at the top of my law school class in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, and Land Use courses."

Learn more about Loberg here. 

Posted on: March 1, 2017