CFANS recently welcomed Joseph Ballard II and Sandra Mitchell to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Ballard serves as Coordinator for Diversity Retention and Recruitment and Mitchell as Intercultural Education Program Specialist. We had a few moments to sit down with them both and discuss their individual goals within their respective positions. Here's what they had to say:
This November, as part of an Alumni Global Learning Adventure, 22 CFANS and CEHD alumni and friends embarked on an eleven-day excursion to Italy to learn about agricultural practices, art, and architecture, in an experience similar to that of a typical undergraduate student's study abroad trip.
The CFANS Mentor Kick-Off was held on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd in the North Star Ballroom, in the St.Paul Student Center.
The University of Minnesota's first-ever Animal Welfare Judging Team recently attended the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest (AWJAC). The contest was held at Iowa State University, and proved to be successful for the University of Minnesota!
The Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health has been award $721,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service to fund a two-year project to conduct the Food for Progress Post-Project Sustainability Assessment.
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources (CFANS) Alumna Sheila Harsdorf '78 was recently appointed to serve as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for the state of Wisconsin. CFANS Alumna Crystal Siemers-Peterman '17 is currently serving as the DATCP's 70th Alice in Dairyland.
CFANS Animal Science Dairy Cattle Judging Team competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, early this month and placed first overall team for the sixth time in eight years in the collegiate division.
Oak wilt fungus is another invasive plant pathogen that often goes unnoticed, until it's too late. But not anymore, thanks to new technology developed right here at the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences by researcher Abdennour Abbas and his team.