Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Categories: Faculty

Serving as a University ambassador for the Global Food Challenge was “an incredibly memorable experience” for CFANS professor Rebecca Swenson.

Rebecca Swenson, an assistant professor at the U of M’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, served as a University ambassador in the 2018 Global Food Challenge, mentoring student emerging leaders as... Read more

Topics: CFANS, Global Food Challenge

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:30pm

Categories: Students, Scholarships

Sydney Larson, U of M Class of 2019, is a unique Land O’Lakes scholar: she’s a current recipient of both the Land O’Lakes Scholarship and the Land O'Lakes Multifunctional Agricultural & Food Systems Scholarship. Below, Sydney talks about her diverse interests and activities, and the impact that support from Land O’Lakes has had on her undergraduate experience.

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Topics: CFANS, Land O'Lakes Scholars

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:30pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Community, Students, Engagement, Faculty, Students, Fellowships, Scholarships, Recruitment, Research

The year 2014 was the start of an extraordinary new chapter in the 47-year Land O’Lakes-University of Minnesota partnership: a $25 million, ten-year investment in U of M people and programs that help Land O’Lakes meet business needs and develop new talent. What's the impact? Watch this video to learn more about how this partnership benefits both institutions.

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Topics: Athletes Village, CFANS, CSE, CSOM, Global Food Challenge, Land O'Lakes Marketing Chair, Land O'Lakes Scholars, LeaderShape, Sponsorships, Welcome Week

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

Categories: Students, Fellowships

Claire Lentsch, a 2018-19 Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader from the University of Minnesota, is enthusiastic about exploring her passion for agriculture and discover innovative solutions to feed the world. Here, Claire answers questions about her involvement with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge (GFC) Emerging Leader program, her U of M experience, and how she... Read more

Topics: CFANS, Global Food Challenge

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:30pm

Categories: Scholarships

Over the past five years, more than 300 students have benefitted from a collaborative leadership program called LeaderShape, thanks in part to Land O’Lakes support. Participants gain skills in goal setting, teamwork, and developing a vision for the future.

Who benefits? The program trains students from the College of Science and Engineering, Carlson... Read more

Topics: LeaderShape, CFANS, CSE, CSOM, By The Numbers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:45pm

Categories: Engagement

Land O’Lakes employees can have lasting impact on U of M students, as well as the future of the food and agricultural industries

200 students learning from the pros: Each year, an award-winning mentor program at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), connects about 200 students with mentors from CFANS-related fields... Read more

Topics: CFANS

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:15pm

Categories: By the Numbers

With 13 departments and 16 majors, the U of M’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), prepares bright, young minds for the food and ag workforce

Why CFANS? Today’s students want to start making a difference as soon as possible, and the college offers plenty of opportunities. CFANS students can:

Topics: CFANS

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:45pm

Categories: Engagement

Minnesota youth met with global leaders and industry experts at the Global Youth Institute to explore creative solutions to world hunger issues

Collaborating on world hunger: This October, ten high school students represented Minnesota as delegates to the World Food Prize Forum’s Global Youth Institute. The highly selective annual event is held in... Read more

Topics: CFANS

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:30pm

Categories: Students

A Land O’Lakes internship helped to shape the direction of Shantal Pai’s educational journey, which begins its next chapter this fall when she starts law school at the University of Minnesota. Pai aims to help change the food system and regulatory structure to better feed the hungry and protect the environment.  

Pai earned her bachelor's degree from the U of M in... Read more

Topics: CFANS

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 4:30pm

Categories: Students, Fellowships

What does U of M student Sierra Williamson think about subsistence farming, the Land O’Lakes presence in South Africa, and the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population?  

Williamson, who is from Martin County, Minn., was recently interviewed by the Fairmont Sentinel newspaper about her experiences as a Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders intern, including her... Read more

Topics: Global Food Challenge, CFANS