Learning Garden Interns Apply Classroom Skills in the Open Air

September 30, 2021

Plant Science major Katie Krotts and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major Tory Raether were our Learning Garden interns for summer 2021. Read what made their summer unique.

Fall 2021 Seminar Recordings

December 16, 2021

View our seminar recordings from the fall semester. Recordings will be added week by week.  

Food Systems Major Name Change

July 2, 2021

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.

Congratulations to Those Named 'CFANS Hunger Fighters'

June 16, 2021

[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!

The Grass Is Always Greener: Turf Research in the Year of Covid

May 10, 2021

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. 

Spotted Wing Drosophila: The Small Fruit Fly That Causes Big Problems

April 13, 2021

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.  

Alumni Highlight with Jared Rubinstein

March 25, 2021

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. 

Generosity begets generosity

February 25, 2021

(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. 

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient: Dr. Lurline Marsh

February 22, 2021

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.

Professor Gardner to Transition to Emeritus Professor

February 12, 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.