Students

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

Categories: Students

Kenta Nakatsuka, a Land O’Lakes Scholarship recipient, grew up helping his parents cultivate vegetables and rice. But his interest in food really developed in the kitchen. “I love eating,” he says. “I would sit beside my mother and cut vegetables and learn how to make things.”

At first, Nakatsuka, who grew up in in Okayama, Japan, wanted to become a chef, but instead turned to science... Read more

Topics: Land O’Lakes Scholar, CFANS

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm

Categories: Students

Land O’Lakes Scholar Anna Aukes has fond childhood memories of selling her family’s produce at the farmer’s market in Blue Earth, Minnesota. “It was me, my sister, and my two neighbors,” she recalls. “We had our own little business.” Although she enjoyed helping grow the food she sold, agriculture wasn’t initially her career plan. “I wanted to be an artist, then I wanted to work for NASA, and... Read more

Topics: Land O’Lakes Scholars, CFANS

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 1:45pm

Categories: Students

Emerging Leaders from the University of Minnesota: front row L-R: Audrey Sebastian, Rachel Anderson  back row L-R: Peri Warren, Katie Atkins

Four exceptional U of M sophomores are among the recently selected Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for 2016-2017. Rachel Anderson, Katie Atkins, Audrey Sebastian, and Peri Warren are part of Land O’Lakes’ efforts to find... Read more

Topics: Global Food Challenge

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:00am

Categories: Students

Land O’Lakes played a key role in the 4th Annual International HR Case Competition, the only truly international, graduate-level, HR-focused event of its kind in the world. It was held November 10-12, 2016, and hosted by the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the Carlson School of Management.

Six teams representing Australia, China, India, South Korea, and the U.S. had... Read more

Topics: CSOM, Sponsorships

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:30am

Categories: Students, Faculty

Thanks to funding from Land O’Lakes, two newly-renovated spaces on the St. Paul campus were opened at a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 2. They feature new technology and spaces that foster collaborative work and learning for students and faculty in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)—an important source of talent for the company.

The... Read more

Topics: CFANS

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

Categories: Students

Excitement mounted during a break at the Dec. 6 Golden Gophers men’s basketball game when two students came to center court with Land O’Lakes representatives Brandi DeVries and Heidi Riese. Goldy Gopher spun the prize wheel, which selected Ryan Thompson as the lucky winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Land O’Lakes. Thompson is a freshman anthropology major in the College of Liberal Arts.... Read more

Topics: Recruiting

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:45am

Categories: Students

Seven Minnesota high school students traveled to the Global Youth Institute competition to present their ideas, learn more about pressing food and agricultural issues, and interact with World Food Prize Laureates and experts from around the world. Land O’Lakes sponsorship made it possible for the students to attend the institute in Des Moines, Iowa, in October.

The prestigious Global... Read more

Topics: Scholarships

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

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

In September 2014, Land O’Lakes announced a landmark $25 million investment in the University of Minnesota through the year 2024. How is this investment making a difference? Find out by watching this short video highlighting some of the “greatest hits” of our partnership during the last two years.

Topics: About, Athletics, Students, Faculty, Recruitment, Research, By The Numbers

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:45am

Categories: Students

How can a hybrid maize help to increase production of Kenya’s staple crop? This question and others provided powerful learning experiences for the U of M's 2015-­16 Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader interns as they met with professors and students from Maseno University in Kenya in June 2016.  

Along with interns from four other American universities, the students visited locations... Read more

Topics: Global Food Challenge

Key

CFANS-College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

CSE-College of Science and Engineering

CSOM-Carlson School of Management

ICA-Intercollegiate Athletics

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