|Mar. 3: APS Seminar, "Understanding diversity and inclusion in the context of the sciences," Karl Lorenz, 3:30pm, 306 Borlaug.
|Mar. 4: Open Source Ecology lecture, Marcin Jakubowski, 6pm, 100 Rapson Hall.|
|Mar. 4: PBS Colloquium Seminar, Dr. Wayne Parrot, University of Georgia, 3:30pm, 335 Borlaug.|
|Mar. 5: Wednesday Seminar, "Day-Neutral Low Tunnel Strawberry Production for Minnesota," Steve Poppe, 3:30pm, 310 Alderman.|
||Mar. 6: State of the University address, 3:30pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Watch online and submit a question to President Kaler.|
||Mar. 7: WUSA Seminar, " Heirloom Dry Bean Research," Hannah Swegarden, 1pm, 306 Borlaug.|
|Mar. 8: Master Gardener Horticulture Education Day, 8am-3pm, Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, MN. Register.|
|Mar. 27: Borlaug 100: Food Security for the Next Century, 1:30-4pm program, 4-5:30pm reception, McNamara Alumni Center. More info.|
|Go here for a complete list of CFANS events.|
Monday, March 3 is the deadline to apply for undergraduate scholarships. More information.
Save the date for Friday, May 16 for the CFANS Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for 7pm in Northrop Auditorium.
For those interested in watching the State of the U address, there will be a viewing set up in 405 Alderman at 3:30pm on Thursday, March 6.
First Aid and CPR training is mandatory for faculty, staff, and graduate students who work in field and greenhouse settings. CFANS is sponsoring two training sessions: 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 27 in 306 Borlaug. Send a message to Ed Welsch at email@example.com to reserve a seat. Those who have already taken this class should not sign up.
All faculty and staff working in the fields this summer must take these trainings:
- Agricultural Tractor and Farm Equipment Training, 8-9:30am, 105 Cargill
- Employee Right to Know Training. 9:45-11:15am, 215 Cargill
Training for these two sessions are held every month. The next session is March 5 at the Cargill building. RSVP to Ivory Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4-4103 if you plan to attend. There will be sessions on April 17, and May 7 as well. If you cannot go in March, e-mail or call Ivory and let her know which one you can attend.
Mark your calendar for the 7th Annual U of M Plant Breeding Symposium on Monday, March 24 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus. This event will provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and hear about current research from experts across the realm of plant science research. The theme this year is "Breeding Today for Tomorrow's Challenges." Register for the event or contact Justin Anderson or Amy Jacobson for more information.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is seeking a Local Foods Specialist to work full-time in their Madison office. Applications are due by March 17 at 12pm. Send resume and cover letter to Paige Rusch (email@example.com). View description.
Cornercopia Student Organic Farm is seeking interns for summer 2014 in a variety of areas (i.e., market management, volunteer coordination, outreach, youth coordinator, food safety & composting, and poultry). For questions and full internship descriptions, contact Courtney Tchida (firstname.lastname@example.org). View application.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is seeking a temporary horticulture intern for summer 2014. This position works under the direction of horticulturalist and gardener staff in maintaining the outdoor zoo landscape gardens, the Japanese Garden, the Edible Garden, the Enchanted Garden, Historic Lily Pond, and other public gardens at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park. View posting.
The non-profit day training and habilitation program eQuality is seeking an organic farm intern for the 2014 season. Contact David Gray (email@example.com) at (763) 222-9548 for more info.
A nonrenewable scholarship of $2000 is available to currently registered graduate students in the plant sciences and related disciplines at the University of Minnesota from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. More info.
A scholarship of $1000 is available to undergraduate students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. More info.
The Twin Cities Sustainability Committee invites proposals from the UMTC community to utilize campus grounds as a living laboratory. Selected proposals will receive campus space and assistance with the facilitation of an approved project. Apply February 24-March 28. View application and more information.
Emily Tepe, University of Minnesota horticulturalist and author of "The Edible Landscape" will deliver a keynote presentation at the upcoming Master Gardener Horticulture Education Day.
The U of M gets much of the credit for fostering growth by breeding cold-tolerant grape varieties that can endure a northern winter and still produce a quality wine. The U's four most successful varieties -- Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent and Marquette -- have been adopted so widely in the world's colder regions, a new U study estimated the 2011 economic impact at $400 million.
The U of M Landscape Arboretum now has a West Coast research station in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The U of M is the owner of the Oregon Woody Plant Research Station, 24 acres of test gardens for northern hardy woody plant research, according to an Arboretum press release.
There are no birthdays this week (that we know of)! Send your birth date to Samantha Grover (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can wish you a happy birthday!
The Department now publishes a bi-annual Alumni & Friends Newsletter to share news and happenings throughout the year. Check your mailboxes in March and October for new issues; email email@example.com to get on the mailing list.
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