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An accountant who’s fighting global hunger

Caroline Jones

U of M graduate student Caroline Jones wants to use her accounting skills to help people in need.

Growing fresh greens year-round

Fresh greens grow in a Deep Winter Greenhouse.

Deep Winter Greenhouses enable small- and mid-scale farmers to grow greens all year without heavy reliance on fossil fuels.

Coming home to hunger

Rachel Widome

U of M researcher Rachel Widome has found that 27 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are food insecure.

For the love of farming and family

Richard Traugott with his son, Joel

Richard Traugott is pursuing his master’s degree and a new path in horticulture to better serve his community—and his son.

A new lens on the world’s small farms

A group of farmers in Ethiopia

New maps developed by U of M researchers illustrate the contribution of smallholder farming to global food production.

IonE researchers produce first-ever map of farming households across world

smallholder farms

Maps illuminate contribution of smallholder farming to global food production

An emerging leader

Elizabeth Alonzi

Elizabeth Alonzi recently completed a fellowship designed to tap the next generation of leaders in food security.

U study provides global picture of crop production greenhouse gas emissions

Map

Maps show distribution, intensity of greenhouse gas release due to cropland management

The man who saved a billion lives

A smiling Norman Borlaug in black and white

University of Minnesota alumnus Norman Borlaug left a profound legacy in alleviating world hunger.

UMN Scientists assist in breakthrough wheat gene research

Wheat Breeding James Anderson

Researchers isolate and clone gene that resists Fusarium head blight

University of Minnesota opens new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab

Bee lab

The 10,000-square foot lab consolidates lab space, honey extraction, observation hive space and office space. 

Globalization hasn’t affected what we grow and eat as much as you think

A rye cover crop in the field

UMN study finds the impact of globalization is less than expected when it comes to food we grow and eat. 

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