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Forever Green Initiative takes root

A green crop in a field beneath a blue sky

U scientists are working together to develop the next generation of crops. 

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.

Land O’Lakes, Inc., honored for portion of $25 million gift to CFANS

Dean Brian Buhr

Land O’Lakes, Inc. provided naming for a Collaboration Center and an Active Learning Classroom on the St. Paul Campus.

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

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

UMN announces scholarship program for CFANS

CFANS students

UMN-Twin Cities launches partnership with the Raise.me for College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

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. 

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Marshall

Fields

MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Leveraging ‘big’ as a force for good

Ken Powell speaks into a microphone.

General Mills chairman Ken Powell talks about how one of the world’s largest food companies acts for the greater good.

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