July 22, 2015

Leaders of the Global Food Ventures initiative in MnDRIVE have renewed funding for nine of the 19 research projects funded in 2014 and awarded funding for six new projects.

July 20, 2015

Seven new graduate student fellowships have been awarded through the Global Food Ventures MnDRIVE initiative.

July 20, 2015

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics associate professor Bob Stupar will be recognized this fall by the Crop Science Society of America with its Young Crop Scientist Award.

July 17, 2015

Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study by University of Minnesota scientists shows. 

July 1, 2015

In a first of its kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have analyzed three years of data from iFish Alberta, a popular angler app. Their results, published this week in the journal Fisheries, show how fishing is spread across the province and various lakes, and how anglers move between lakes.

June 16, 2015

A new series of papers highlights how the science and practice of ecosystem services – the benefits nature provides – has matured. The papers will be published June 16 as a special feature, "Nature as Capital," in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.

April 21, 2015

Daniel Larkin has been hired by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) as its new Aquatic Plant Management and Restoration Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist. Larkin, who will start in August, is currently an associate conservation scientist with the Chicago Botanic Garden and an adjunct assistant professor of plant biology and conservation at Northwestern University.

April 7, 2015

Jeffrey Peterson, a professor at Kansas State University, has accepted the position of director of the Water Resources Center, beginning in late August. In that role he'll guide the interdisciplinary center, encourage and strengthen the links among University water resources research and extension, and strengthen graduate education and training in water resources science. 

March 18, 2015

A pioneer in sunflower production and processing, a veterinarian whose innovations helped bridge the gap between animal and human health, and a family farmer who led international work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Siehl Prize


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