From CFANS Dean Brian Buhr’s outstanding performance at the Agrilympics Milk-Off in the Moo Booth to a long list of dedicated volunteers and department presentations, CFANS offered another strong and compelling presence at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
For college students, the connection between coursework and a career can sometimes seem hazy. It’s hard for emerging professionals to imagine how their education will one day be relevant in staff meetings or during sales pitches. The CFANS Mentor Program was created to help ease young adults into the transition between student and professional. The program matches current CFANS students with industry professionals in their chosen career field. Through monthly meetings and a job shadow experience, students catch a glimpse into the professional world. They are given the priceless opportunity to ask questions, network, and observe careers that interest them.
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.