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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. 

Wheat harvest shatters previous yield records

Linkert Wheat

More than 50 percent of varieties grown developed at University of Minnesota.

Innovations grant funds win-win approaches to food, water

Satellite Image

It will fund research on innovations for sustainable food, energy, and water supplies in intensively cultivated regions.

Map of micronutrients shows importance of small and medium farms

An aerial view of a farm on a glorious foggy day

A new study is the first to map production of micronutrients worldwide on farms of different sizes.

Getting hooked on soybean research

Marissa Scherven doing soybean research

Researching a disease in soybeans was a key component of Marissa Scherven's undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. 

Tapping the next generation of hunger researchers

Students partake in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Institute gives high school students the chance help solve worldwide food-security issues

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

Turfgrass researchers receive $5.4 million to create more sustainable lawns

Turf

The multi-institution effort will work to increase low-input turfgrass use from grass seed fields to home lawns.

Help for distressed farmers

A farmer at work on an implement in the field

University of Minnesota Extension is offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.

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