CFANS takes focus of Heritage Society Dinner

CFANS took prominent position at the annual Heritage Society Dinner, June 14, at McNamara Center on the Minneapolis campus. Prior to the dinner, guests learned how gifts to UMN are breaking new ground and visited with students who are working on sustainability projects throughout the university--and especially in CFANS. Exhibitors included aerial remote sensing, Cornercopia Student Organic Farm, monarchs in a changing landscape, a water bar, and native plants. The keynote address by Larson Endowed Chair in Soil and Water Resources David Mulla offered guests a compelling review of Precision Agriculture and how the work being done in CFANS places us in the lead in a technology that helps farmers get the most from every acre of land. He talked about how this method improves farm input efficiency, conserves water and energy, and reduces losses of nutrients and crop protection products to the environment.