Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future

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Upcoming Events

  • Give to the Max Day

    November 14, 2019

    Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s giving holiday. It's a special 24-hour period to highlight the work and worth of nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota, and a day for generous Minnesotans to give back what they can to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them, like CFANS.

    This year, CFANS is raising money for study abroad scholarships. Do you remember the first time you went to another country? How was it different? What felt familiar? What did you learn?

  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

    November 21, 5 PM - 9 PM

    Get in the holiday spirit as we unveil the Arboretum's 25-foot poinsettia tree and light up the trees of the Great Hall. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies!

  • Artemisia Seminar: Fostering Change, Within and Without

    November 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Kate VandenBosch will trace the journey that led her to a deanship at the University of Wisconsin, where institutional planning and change management have necessitated personal growth as well.  


  • a finger points at the destructive beetle on a tamarack tree

    DNR speeds up tamarack timber auctions as beetle decimates Minnesota stands

    November 11, 2019

    (Star Tribune) Brian Aukema, an associate professor in CFANS, is quoted. U of M research is mentioned.

  • Paul Mahony (left) with Lee Johnston, WCROC Director of Operations (right)

    Engaging Young Minds with Agriculture

    November 8, 2019

    Morris, MN – A unique, hands-on learning experience will be available in the Spring of 2020 for undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota (U of MN) West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris. A course entitled “Diversity of Agricultural Production Systems” has been developed with the primary objective of demonstrating to students the wide variety of agricultural production systems, and the opportunities for fulfilling, well-paying careers in the large number of disciplines related to agriculture.

  • a close up photo of lettuce plants growing close to one another

    Organic research at U of M pays off

    November 8, 2019

    ( U of M research is featured. CFANS is mentioned.