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A teacher shows high school students a green tractor.

FFA Advisor Celebrates 50 Years in the Classroom

February 17, 2020

(FFA New Horizons) For CFANS agricultural education alumnus Ed Terry, teaching young people about agriculture isn’t just a profession. It’s also a passion he’s cultivated for half a century. Terry, who was instrumental in launching the Randolph FFA more than 40 years ago, celebrates 50 years of sharing ag education in 2020. Along with serving as a part-time agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Randolph High School in Randolph, Minn., Terry continues to work on his family’s 150-year-old dairy farm – a role he always planned to take on but never imagined he’d couple with teaching.


the Genoa Dam.

Flooding complicates anti-carp efforts at Genoa dam

February 17, 2020

(La Crosse TribunePeter Sorensen, a professor in CFANS, is quoted.


Field of MN-Clearwater Kernza.

Perennial Progress at University of Minnesota

February 14, 2020

The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative is marking a major milestone in its development of next generation, earth-friendly crops with MN-Clearwater, a new variety of Kernza®, the world's first commercially-viable perennial grain.


a bee flies toward a yellow flower.

More than 1500 bee dance moves decoded by scientists

February 14, 2020

(Newsweek) U of M research is featured. CFANS graduate student Morgan Carr-Markell is quoted.


a winding path through colorful gardens full of purples, yellows and reds.

Just Keep Growing, Just Keep Growing…

February 13, 2020

(Lavender Magazine) The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is featured. Susie Hopper, Arboretum media specialist, is quoted.


Horticultural Science professor Matt Clark stands near Minnesota-grown grapes.

Raise a glass

February 12, 2020

(Legacy) CFANS department of Horticulture professor Matt Clark and CFANS grape breeding is featured.


a mother wolf and her two pups.

Wolves regurgitate blueberries for their pups to eat

February 11, 2020

(Science NewsU of M research is featured. Tom Gable, a graduate student in CFANS, is quoted. Gable also quoted in MPR and the International Falls Journal.


a man in front of a brick wall

Talking terrestrial invasive species with the U of M

February 10, 2020

(Brainerd Dispatch) [Commentary] Rob Venette, an adjunct associate professor and director of the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pest Center in CFANS, writes. 


Food Science and Nutrition professor Gary Reineccius talks with WCCO reporter Heather Brown in a food science lab on campus.

Good Question: What Exactly Are Artificial Flavors?

February 6, 2020

(WCCO 4) Gary Reineccius, a professor in CFANS, is interviewed.


Blonde woman stand behind her research crops in a greenhouse.

Student discovers key to growing cancer-fighting crop

February 5, 2020

(University of Minnesota) Graduate student Ilse Renner's research is featured.