December 11, 2018

On Friday, Deborah Swackhamer, Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota, was honored for her work pushing back on the current US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administration in her support of scientific integrity and its use in decision making. In May of 2017, prior to testifying before the House of Representatives Science Committee Subcommittee on Environment, she was pressured by the chief of staff of the EPA to alter her testimony. She refused.

Deborah Swackhamer
December 10, 2018

Growing North Minneapolis, a community-based collaborative that includes several University of Minnesota entities such as the Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing department and Department of Horticultural Science in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), received a $225,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in October


Richard Walker, who was a Minnesota Jr. Iron Chef competition runner-up, participated in the ecology class as a freshman at North Community High School this past spring. He is pictured cutting pineapple as part of an experiential food science lesson.
December 5, 2018

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Minnesota’s dairy judging team took home top honors at the collegiate dairy judging contest held at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky. Teams from the University of Minnesota have placed first overall in the Louisville contest seven of the past nine years.

Louisville Dairy Judging Team
December 5, 2018

From Colorado to Texas to Mississippi and finally to Louisville, Kentucky, eight University of Minnesota livestock judging team members spent the last year traveling the country judging livestock. The team recently concluded an extremely successful season at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky.

2018 Livestock Judging Team
December 5, 2018

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has bestowed Plant Pathology professor Carol Ishimaru with the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of her extraordinary achievements in advancing science.

December 5, 2018

CHS Digital Media Instructor Dr. Troy McKay’s film “The Minnesota Model: Developing Leaders in Agricultural Education and Communication” was selected for presentation at the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA) 7th Annual Film Festival in Houston, Texas. McKay’s film describes the Minnesota Model, an initiative with the goal of making the University of Minnesota a leader in agricultural education, and was one of a select few chosen or presentation at the festival.

minnesota model
December 5, 2018

The Plant Protein Innovation Center (PPIC) hosted its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis. This new research center, housed within the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, will bring together interdisciplinary researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders to study and deliver new, nutritious and functional plant protein ingredients and products.

December 5, 2018

With the holidays fast approaching, support CFANS and check items off your shopping list without fighting busy stores or long lines. From memberships to the Bell Museum to CFANS gear for that high school senior who just committed to the U, there’s truly something for everyone on this gift guide.

November 28, 2018

University of Minnesota Professor and Lieberman-Okinow Endowed Chair of Cereal Disease Resistance in the Department of Plant Pathology Brian Steffenson recently was awarded the 2018 Award for Global Engagement. This all-university award is given to current faculty and staff in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at the university.

Brian Steffenson receiving his award
November 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Connie Hempstead has been named Strategic Events Lead for CFANS and that Dylan VanBoxtel will join CFANS and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) as Digital Content Lead, focusing on visual content development, videography and photography, and social media.

St. Paul bulls



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