U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Worthington

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Southwestern Minnesota residents can hear from University of Minnesota researchers and talk with them about how they're tackling some of the area's most pressing issues on Tuesday, March 13. The event, hosted by Regent Tom Anderson, is part of the 2018 Minnesota Sparks series at Prairie Holdings Group, 1525 Bioscence Drive in Worthington. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentations and Q&A discussions are held from 6–7:15 p.m., followed by an open social hour. Minnesota Sparks is free of charge, and all are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged. To register, visit https://z.umn.edu/SparksinWorthington  or contact Steve Davis with the U of M Alumni Association at 612-625-5156.

Minnesota Sparks in Worthington features three University of Minnesota researchers:

  • Brigid Tuck: Understanding Southwest Minnesota’s Economy
    Learn about national and state trends affecting the regional economy, about regional drivers of growth, and the challenges facing the region’s economic future. Tuck is an economic impact analyst at the Extension Center for Community Vitality.
  • Dr. Cesar Corzo:The power of a collaborative effort to control diseases in the swine industry 
    Learn about the different ways that the University of Minnesota can ensure healthy animals and a thriving swine industry. Dr. Corzo is an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 
  • Don Wyse:Forever Green: Perennial Profits and Beyond
    Learn about the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota and how they are developing new types of crops that will bolster the rural and agricultural economy. Wyse is a professor and co-director of the Center for Integrated Natural Resources & Agricultural Management.

Minnesota Sparks in Worthington is part of a larger series of Minnesota Sparks events throughout the state.

Media note: Media are welcome to attend any or all of the event. Please RSVP to the University News Service, 612-624-5551, unews@umn.edu. Interviews with presenting faculty are available.

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