Tommy Van Norman joins us from Purdue University where he has worked with the Purdue Promise scholarship and support program for the past three years. While working with Purdue Promise, he has coached low-income students from Indiana throughout their college experience. He also served as a co-instructor for the pilot study abroad programs to Spain and Morocco.
There are thousands of miles between life on a farm in Minnesota and a golf course in California. But for College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) alumnus Mike Tentis ‘86, the ties that bind those two worlds together are strong.
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.