March 15, 2016

An internationally renowned bee expert, the former leader of one of Minnesota’s most diversified dairy companies and an innovative leader in pork production are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Siehl Prize
November 23, 2015

Two faculty members in CFANS -- plus a former administrator in the college -- have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Philip Pardey, professor in the Department of Applied Economics, and Jerry Cohen, professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, were announced today as new Fellows.

Carla Carlson, currently a special consultant in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and former assistant vice president/chief of staff in one of CFANS' predecessor colleges, also is part of this year's group of Fellows. 

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Jerry Cohen and Philip Pardey
November 20, 2015

Associate professor Stephen Kells will be interim head of the Department of Entomology, effective Dec. 1.

Stephen Kells
October 30, 2015

Julie Grossman, assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, is transitioning into the Organic Program Coordinator position that's been held by Rob King, Applied Economics professor.

Julie Grossman
October 30, 2015

Peter Moe, Director of Operations and Research at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum since 1991, will become the Arboretum's interim director beginning in December.

Peter Moe
October 30, 2015

Eleven projects have received funding from the state of Minnesota as part of the Forever Green Agricultural Initiative.

Campus winter crops
October 15, 2015

Nominations are open for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2016 awards. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger.

Siehl Prize
October 12, 2015

Newly released statistics at the University of Minnesota show a record-high enrollment in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Undergraduate enrollment for this fall is 2,021, the highest total since the college was created in 2006. A total of 338 new first-year students enrolled this fall, along with 148 new transfer students.

Students Fall
October 8, 2015

Four research projects will receive $1.24 million in funding via the Minnesota Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) at the University of Minnesota, a critical step in finding new techniques and technologies to more effectively manage invasive species in Minnesota’s forests, prairies and agriculture.

October 1, 2015

University of Minnesota student members of the dairy cattle judging team had a very good week at the World Dairy Expo. The four-member team dominated a national competition by 54 points and won first-place awards in four team competitions and five of seven individual contests.

U of M Dairy Expo participants


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