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Elleni Paulson
Feature

Fostering food systems connections

As the first graduate of a new Applied Sciences Leadership program, Elleni Paulson hopes to improve communication among farmers and consumers.

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Expert Alert

Urban heat and climate change

Associate Professor Tracy Twine in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences is available to comment on the heatwave and what it means for the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest.

Three women chatting outside.
Feature

Connecting rural women leaders

Recent graduate Kate Stower has become a strong advocate for involving more women in leadership roles in Greater Minnesota.

 

Scientist measuring water levels in a wetland.
Research Brief

Wetland restoration offers best protection against agricultural run-off

University of Minnesota researchers, along with colleagues at institutions from the University of Kansas (KU), University of California-Irvine (UCI) and others, found that wetland restoration and construction along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers.

grazing goat
Research Brief

How effective is targeted livestock grazing?

Land managers are increasingly turning to livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and horses to manage unwanted weeds in the Midwestern U.S. and across the country. 
Researchers at University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) synthesized the results of 70 individual studies to discover if this strategy is effective.