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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.

U showcases entertainment, research and outreach at the 2016 MN State Fair

State Fair

Visitors are encouraged to download the new UMN@TheFair app to see the entire schedule of activities and events.

Covering more ground

A rye cover crop in the field

U of M Extension studies the benefits for farmers of keeping live plants in otherwise fallow crop fields.

U of M plans new investment in ag research, education and Extension

Woman holding goat

Nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity will help hire scientists and improve infrastructure.

Which invaders should be top priority?

japanese beetle

Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) requests public input on invasive plants and pets. 

Changing climate will reduce corn production, U of M-led study shows

Fields

Warmer temperatures and unpredictable precipitation could dramatically reduce the amount of grain produced in Iowa.

Finding fertilizer’s environmental sweet spot

tractor spraying fields

New study led by U of M researchers improves understanding of nitrogen’s greenhouse gas impacts

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