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U of M to host Minnesota SPARKS event in Waseca

The event brings U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/u-m-host-minnesota-sparks-event-waseca
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10/30/2018
A child grips a football player held by a Golden Gopher athlete at the HopeDay Festival.

Gophers host annual HopeDay Festival

The U of M athletic department held its largest community service event of the year recently at TCF Bank Stadium.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/gophers-host-annual-hopeday-festival
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/28/2018
A man wearing waders holds an aquatic plant in his hands as he stands in the shallow waters of Turtle Lake.

Our Lake, Our Legacy: protecting Minnesota’s life at the lake

Lakes are a part of the people of Minnesota’s identity. We all want to protect that. But there are 13 million surface acres of water in Minnesota—and a limited number of paid professionals available to prevent the serious threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS). So U of M faculty members Megan Weber and Dan Larkin are enlisting passionate citizens to protect Minnesota’s waters. Through the innovative AIS Detectors program, volunteers like Stephen Long and Cecilia Riedman are keeping these species from spreading to the pristine waters they call home.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/our-lake-our-legacy-protecting-minnesotas-life-lake
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/28/2018
A woman farmer walks through rows of plants, holding a colorful bouquet of flowers.

Sowing the Seeds of Success: a new set of learning tools for Minnesota’s farmers

U of M Extension’s Jake Overgaard grew up on a farm. He knows farming, and he understands that it’s changing. He and his Extension educator colleagues are using a new generation of educational tools to meet farmers where they’re at. That might include a podcast on improving disease management (to listen to while they’re driving a combine), or a YouTube video on business planning. Because when it comes to farming, an extra set of hands is always helpful.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/sowing-seeds-success-new-set-learning-tools-minnesotas-farmers
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/27/2018
Bonnie Carlson, a local grocery store owner, speaks with a local trucking professional in the doorway of her grocery store's storage room.

From Garlic to Grocery: turning empty trucks into bigger business for rural Minnesota

Why are there food deserts in the heart of some of the most productive farm country in the world? That’s a good question. Through the one-of-a-kind rural Minnesota Backhaul Project, the U of M’s Kathy Draeger is connecting rural grocers and farmers to bring new sources of fresh food to Greater Minnesota.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/garlic-grocery-turning-empty-trucks-bigger-business-rural-minnesota
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/27/2018
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U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Alexandria

The event brings U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/u-m-host-minnesota-sparks-event-alexandria
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10/26/2018
Cecilia Riedman and Stephen Long look for invasive species in the water.

Taking the plunge to fight aquatic invaders

Volunteers around the state are taking a neighborly approach in the fight against invasive species.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/taking-plunge-fight-aquatic-invaders
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
07/31/2018

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