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Crashing the Classroom: Coffee from the Ground Up

April 17, 2024

CFANS crashed APG's Rex Bernardo's freshman seminar course Coffee from the Ground Up. Check it out!


Save the dates!

April 17, 2024

Mark your calendars for APG's annual Hayes Phillips Awards Program set for Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17.


APG Spring Seminar: Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis

April 3, 2024

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics Spring Seminar Series will conclude on Thursday, April 18, with Dr. Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis, presenting "Building climate resilience through crop diversification and soil health."

The seminar will be held at 2:30 p.m. in 306 Borlaug Hall. A reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. in 302 Borlaug.


Rex Bernardo awarded for being, well, outstanding!

March 4, 2024

Rex Bernardo, APG professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics, received the University's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.
 


PBC seminar: Redesigning crop varieties to win the race between climate change and food security

February 20, 2024

PMB seminar series will host Kevin Pixley, Dryland Crops Program director at CIMMYT, Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. in 306 Borlaug Hall or on Zoom.


Cargill awards efforts to develop new crops that produce low-carbon fuels and much more

February 4, 2024

Cargill has awarded $2.5 million to the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota to support research into two novel oilseed crops—winter camelina and domesticated winter pennycress—that can produce seed-based oil for low-carbon transportation fuels while also protecting soil, improving water quality, and providing new revenue streams for farmers.

 


APG Spring Seminar: Erin Sparks

January 23, 2024

The Agronomy and Plant Genetics Spring Seminar Series kicks off on Thursday, February 8, at 2:30 p.m. with Professor Erin Sparks of the University of Delaware presenting "Engineering Root Systems for Climate Resilience."


Mark your calendars!

January 18, 2024

Mark your calendars for three upcoming seminars hosted by the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. Locations and topics of each seminar will be posted soon.


Forever Green Initiative shows off its successes

December 13, 2023

The Forever Green Initiative hosted Jeff Ettinger, Interim President of the University of Minnesota, and Peter Frosch, CEO of Greater MSP in October. Ettinger was joined by Shashank Priya, Vice President for Research; Rich Huebsch, Associate Vice President for Research; Melisa Lopez-Franzen, Executive Director of Government and Community Relations; Brian Buhr, CFANS Dean; and other top UMN leaders. You can read more about the visit here.


U of M researchers work toward sustainable, pest-resistant soybeans

October 19, 2023

Koch has led a groundbreaking research initiative with other scientists to decrease environmental impacts of soybean aphid management using funding from the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC).