Events

Southern Research and Outreach Center Winter Crops Day

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This program feature UMN researchers discussing pH and liming southern Minnesota soils, sulfur and micronutrients for crop production, keeping ahead of insect and pest diseases, using drones for evaluating making in-crop decisions, and herbicide technology traits. Programs with identical content are held at the SROC in Waseca and the Heintz Center in Rochester.


Climate Adaptation Conference

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Expected changes in Minnesota’s climate and weather require organizations to develop adaptation strategies that are responsive, nimble, and efficient. This annual conference brings together citizens and representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to inspire and encourage greater implementation of climate adaptation practices in communities throughout Minnesota.


Water Resources Assembly and Research Symposium

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In response to state and global needs, distinct but overlapping communities of researchers have grown at the University of Minnesota to address water resources issues and to inform the management of invasive species in aquatic and terrestrial environments. These communities have been fostered by interdisciplinary centers—the Water Resources Center (WRC), the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC), and the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC). Each center and community has unique assets of expertise, scientific approaches, and external relationships. 


Southwest Research and Outreach Center Winter Crops & Soils Day: Lamberton

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These programs feature UMN researchers discussing pest management in a changing economic and biological landscape, long-term influence of available soil water, precipitation, temperature and tillage on corn and soybean yield, how rainfall and snowfall contribute to crop nitrogen needs, matching cover crops to your goals, emerging farm financial trends in southwest Minnesota, and bioreactors as a management practice for nutrient removal. Programs with identical content are held at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton and Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. A webinar broadcast of the program in Lamberton will also be available for those who cannot attend in person.


Southwest Research and Outreach Center Winter Crops & Soils Day: Luverne

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These programs feature UMN researchers discussing pest management in a changing economic and biological landscape, long-term influence of available soil water, precipitation, temperature and tillage on corn and soybean yield, how rainfall and snowfall contribute to crop nitrogen needs, matching cover crops to your goals, emerging farm financial trends in southwest Minnesota, and bioreactors as a management practice for nutrient removal. Programs with identical content are held at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton on February 5 and Grand Prairie Events in Luverne on February 6. A webinar broadcast of the program in Lamberton will also be available for those who cannot attend in person.


Environmental Internship & Career Fair

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This internship fair gives students a chance to connect with 50+ employers including Clean Water Action, Como Zoo, Geronimo Energy, MN Pollution Control, MnTAP, National Park Service, Pace Analytical, USDA Forest Service, Wildlife Rehab Center and many more. 

 


Artemisia Leadership Initiative Seminar: Gender Equity & Myths of Merit

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Join us on for the first seminar of the spring semester with guest speaker Marlene Zuk, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.


The Scoop on Soil: Choosing the Proper Growing Media for Containers

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We'll compare common fertilizers and potting soils and discuss which one(s) are the best for your garden, containers, and hanging baskets.


CFANS Networking Night

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Join CFANS for a fun night of networking with students, alumni, and professionals. 


Kermit Olson Memorial Lecture featuring the Department of Horticultural Science's Distinguished Alumni Award winner - Dr. John Dole

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The 2020 lecture will feature our Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Dr. John M. Dole from North Carolina State University where he is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His lecture, “A Floral Journey – Discovering the Magic of Flowers” will discuss how flowering plants are the backbone of horticulture, to all of agriculture, and how the flowers they produce are integral to our society.