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Her passion for cheese changed the family farm

Alise Sjostrom and some of her farmstead cheeses

U of M graduate Alise Sjostrom’s cheese making is reinvigorating her family’s farm.

Farm Incomes Take Another Dip in 2017

MN map of farm income

Bumper crops, spotty upticks in earnings were not enough to save MN farming from the fifth year of thin profits.

Forage-Based Diets on Dairy Farms Produce Nutritionally Enhanced Milk

Cows

Markedly higher levels of health-promoting fatty acids reported

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Worthington

Woman holding goat

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyond

wheat rust

Scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence. 

Research Brief: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate

Cows in dry field.

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing land.

Until a dream becomes a reality

Zennah Kosgey

Through her study of agriculture, student Zennah Kosgey aims to see her home country of Kenya free of poverty. 

Breakthrough pulls science ahead in race against devastating wheat disease

Wheat stem rust

Scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen threatening global food security.

The cow whisperer

Savanna Christensen

A U of M Morris student discovers her passion through an opportunity to work with farm animals.

An uncommon collaboration

Amanda Phillips

A unique partnership is forging new connections between retail merchandising students and retailers in rural Minnesota.

A turkey tale, from 4-H to DC

Kerryn Lund, Christina Kuismi, Kayla Egenes, Katie Kent, and Kodi Bundermann, with turkeys in the background

A group of U of M Extension 4-H youth is presenting the national Thanksgiving turkey at the White House.

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak Wilt detection device

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

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