The Food Systems program is now the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program. The program addresses – within a systems framework – increasingly popular topics among students and employers, including agroecology, sustainable production, consumers, markets, policy, food justice, and community engagement. The name change takes effect in Fall 2021. Questions can be directed to major coordinator Mary Rogers.
[CFANS] CFANS solicited nominations for 50 CFANS Hunger Fighters, from current students and recent graduates to seasoned professionals, in all workforce sectors across the globe. Congratulations to those associated with our department who received the nomination!
It’s been over a year since the University community pivoted to remote operations, with many staff working from home for the first time in their careers. We spoke with turfgrass researcher Florence Sessoms about her projects and what it was like to conduct research during a pandemic.
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) researchers are diving deep into the possibilities of integrated pest management for spotted wing drosophila using an economic lens, a project that has spanned five years and will conclude this year.
We interviewed alumni Jared Rubinstein to see where he is now and what he has been up to since graduating with a master's in Applied Plant Science in 2018.
(CFANS) If you ask Professor Jerry Cohen, Ph.D.,—a distinguished professor in the Department of Horticultural Science and CFANS donor—why he gives, he'll simply tell you that he was hired into a tradition of generosity.
The 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Dr. Lurline Marsh. Dr. Marsh will be presenting at our first-ever virtual Kermit Olson Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
After 31 years in the Department, Professor Gary Gardner has transitioned to emeritus professor status. Take a look at Dr. Gardner's impressive career in the plant world.
The next UMN apple has been named! The apple formerly known as MN 1980, a cross of ‘Honeycrisp’ and ‘Liberty’, has been named Triumph™.
Dr. Harold F. Wilkins, Emeritus Professor, passed away this month at the age of 87. Dr. Wilkins was a long-time professor of floriculture (extension, research, teaching) in this department from 1966 to 1989.