January 26, 2018

Extension Educator Brad Carlson received the "Friend of Agriculture" award from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association at their annual meeting on January 25, 2018.


January 25, 2018

Dave Rizzo is being recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate, calling his work a “best practice” in easing students’ transitions into college. He is among 10 people to be so recognized by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, based at the University of South Carolina.

Dave Rizzo graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993 with his Ph.D in Plant Pathology. 


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January 10, 2018

Keith Wharton, a former associate dean in the College of Agriculture from the 1970s well into the 1990s passed away suddenly on January 4 at the age of 83. 

January 9, 2018

The University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resouce Sciences (CFANS) Dean Brian Buhr announced today that Megan Webb, Ph.D. candidate, has accepted the position of assistant professor and Extension Specialist of the AGREETT Beef Production Systems. She will join CFANS on March 30.

December 13, 2017

CFANS recently welcomed Joseph Ballard II and Sandra Mitchell to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Ballard serves as Coordinator for Diversity Retention and Recruitment and Mitchell as Intercultural Education Program Specialist. We had a few moments to sit down with them both and discuss their individual goals within their respective positions. Here's what they had to say: 

December 7, 2017

This November, as part of an Alumni Global Learning Adventure, 22 CFANS and CEHD alumni and friends embarked on an eleven-day excursion to Italy to learn about agricultural practices, art, and architecture, in an experience similar to that of a typical undergraduate student's study abroad trip.

December 5, 2017

The CFANS Mentor Kick-Off was held on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd in the North Star Ballroom, in the St.Paul Student Center.

December 5, 2017

On November 15th, students and donors got together for a dinner celebrating the support CFANS students receive through scholarships. View the photo gallery here!

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November 30, 2017

The University of Minnesota's first-ever Animal Welfare Judging Team recently attended the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest (AWJAC). The contest was held at Iowa State University, and proved to be successful for the University of Minnesota!

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November 29, 2017

The Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health has been award $721,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service to fund a two-year project to conduct the Food for Progress Post-Project Sustainability Assessment.



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