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.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) hosted a regional Collegiate Discussion Meet at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul in October. The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation sponsors a $200 scholarship for the winner and a $100 scholarship for the runner-up for each regional Collegiate Discussion Meet.
This year’s regional winner was Trent Dado from Amery, Wisconsin. He is a junior studying animal science. The runner-up of the regional contest was Daniel Hayes from Lafayette. He is a junior studying agricultural communications and marketing.
New research from the University of Minnesota, published in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms. While not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a nitrous oxide molecule is nearly 300 times more effective in terms of warming the planet.
The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center (WRC), a unit of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and University of Minnesota Extension, has received a grant of $2.5 million from the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the grant will fund research on innovations for sustainable food, energy, and water supplies in intensively cultivated regions.