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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


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

On the future of food

David MacLennan speaks at the University of Minnesota.

Cargill chair and CEO David W. MacLennan spoke at the U recently about the challenges and opportunities we face in feeding the world sustainably.

To Feed Our Hungry Planet

Field of corn

Discoveries at the U of M will increase yield while conserving natural resources.

To Make Our Communities Greener

A seedling growing out of soil.

Master Gardeners bring research-driven knowledge to the communities they serve and teach.

To Protect Your Dinner

To Protect Your Dinner

Amy Kircher is keeping our global food supply safe from terrorist threats.