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Bell Museum Public Science Events Manager Amber Kastner with a full vehicle of science kits.

Bell Museum distributes science & nature activity kits through Roseville School District

May 26, 2020

The Bell Museum staff have been busy packing and distributing science and nature activity kits for 1,350 elementary-aged scholars in the Roseville School District in late May. In partnership with the Roseville School District Nutrition Services Team, these museum-at-home kits were distributed to families alongside their school provided meals.


Two employees work behind the glass in the meat section at a supermarket.

Minnesota isn’t going to run out of meat

May 22, 2020

(MinnPost) Joleen Hadrich, an associate professor in Applied Economics, is quoted.


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CFANS Adapts: Podcast roundup

May 19, 2020

Check out four CFANS-related podcasts that we're listening to while we continue to practice safe social distancing and work from home when possible. 


A cucumber field that has been plowed over in Mount Dora, Florida, on April 22. Photographer: Eve Edelheit for The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Smashing eggs, dumping milk: Farmers waste more food than ever

May 18, 2020

(Bloomberg) Marc Bellemare, a professor in Applied Economics, is quoted.


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CFANS Adapts: Ruth Dill-Macky transforms plant pathology lab to online format

May 14, 2020

Universities around the world are moving classes online as COVID-19 continues to spread. One of the greatest feats when bringing a course online is how to also convert the lab to a digital environment. Department of Plant Pathology Professor Ruth Dill-Macky did just that. 


Two CFANS awards rest on a table in the Cargill building.

CFANS Honors & Awards 2020

May 12, 2020

Every spring during the CFANS College Assembly, our college celebrates faculty, staff and students by selecting individuals for collegiate honors and awards. The full list of recipients can be found on the web page dedicated to this announcement. 


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Three CFANS students receive President's Student Leadership & Service Award

May 11, 2020

(President's Student Leadership & Service Awards) The Office of the President announced the 2020 recipients of the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, as well as the recipients of the Donald R. Zander Alumni Award, the James A. Johnson Scholarship Award, and the Mary A. McEvoy Award. Three CFANS students received awards for their exemplary contributions to the University. 


University of Minnesota Soil Testing and Research Analytical Laboratory.

DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program selects CFANS student

May 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science has selected 62 graduate students from across the nation, including CFANS Soil, Water, and Climate student Nathaniel Looker, for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.


A cartoon woman rolls back sod to make way for plant that benefit pollinators.

Your Perfect Green Lawn Is a Buzz Kill

May 7, 2020

(Mother Jones) Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology, is quoted.


A black and white hog.

Can you freeze whole pig carcasses to preserve the meat?

May 7, 2020

(StarTribune) Lee Johnston, a professor in the West Central Research and Outreach Center, is quoted.