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From left to right: John Deen, Sarah Schieck and Pedro E. Urriola

UMN Experts: African Swine Fever

UMN experts John Deen, Sarah Schieck and Pedro E. Urriola weigh in on how ASF could affect U.S. trade and more.  
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/umn-experts-african-swine-fever
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10/09/2018
A First Kiss apple on the tree

The First Kiss: worth waiting for

The highly anticipated new apple from the U of M appears to be destined for commercial success.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/first-kiss-worth-waiting
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/25/2018
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
Eric Middleton adorned with a few insects amidst flowers.

The ninja warrior entomologist

Ph.D. student Eric Middleton combines a lifelong love of insects and an aptitude for overcoming obstacles.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/ninja-warrior-entomologist
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
08/06/2018
Minnesota farm

University of Minnesota salutes 2018 Farm Families of the Year

 Eighty-one families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2018 Farm Family of the Year by the U of M.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/university-minnesota-salutes-2018-farm-families-year
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
07/18/2018
Alise Sjostrom and some of her farmstead cheeses

Her passion for cheese changed the family farm

U of M graduate Alise Sjostrom’s cheese making is reinvigorating her family’s farm.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/her-passion-cheese-changed-family-farm
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
04/17/2018

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