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.
University of Minnesota flavor chemist, Gary Reineccius, recently discussed natural and artificial flavors in an article published by Kuer 90.1.
From food security to climate change, global challenges are being addressed within classrooms across campus. A team of CFANS students believes they can discover the solutions to these problems. Driven by this belief, they created Kaloli Energy, a business venture that works to decrease deforestation in Uganda.
A delegation of current CFANS students and alumni flocked to Indianapolis, Indiana last week to attend the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo. The delegation joined over 63,000 FFA members, supporters, and stakeholders at this year's convention.
On Saturday, October 7, 47 CFANS students participated in a Faces of Agriculture tour as a part of AFEE 1001 and APEC 1001. The students, along with Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Assistant Professor Amy Smith and Applied Economics Department Head and Professor Frances Homans, visited four operations that represent diversity among agriculture, food, and natural resources in Minnesota.
For more than a century, the Bailey family has been a philanthropic leader in CFANS. They have created multiple scholarships, established the first endowed faculty chair in CFANS, and supported countless events and endeavors around campus. In August, they showed their commitment to the next generation of horticulturists yet again through a $1 million gift from the Gordon and Margaret Bailey Foundation to support students studying horticulture.