Agriculture education student Harley Braun was recently selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Agricultural Education-Entrepreneurship/Placement.
The Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) played host to forty federal agency foresters this summer for the first of four modules of the National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP) to become certified silviculturists.
John J. Magnuson has been chosen the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (FWCB) 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. For more than a half century, Magnuson has been a pioneer and field-shaping aquatic ecologist whose work has had significant policy implications. He is an international authority on the ecology of freshwater lakes and their role in landscape level ecosystems.
After a full day of judging, the International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC) announced top awards for Best-of-Show from each competition category, Winery of the Year, and Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup is chosen from the top award-winning Minnesota wines. The ninth annual event involved judges from across the industry to blind taste these cold-hardy wine varietals.
Professor Michael Kilgore will assume the role of Head of the Department of Forest Resources August 28th.
Professor Kilgore's understanding of and appreciation for the University of Minnesota runs strong, as he earned his B.S., '82, in Recreation Research Management and his M.S., '84, and Ph.D., '90, in Forestry with an emphasis on forest economics, policy, and administration here.
Housed within a concrete cylinder at the heart of the Bell Museum's new facility on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus sits the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Installation of the dome projection screen begins this week, and will span the next 45 days. This sets the stage for the addition of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and theater control system by Sciss, a leading international planetarium developer.