How does CFANS educate tomorrow’s food and ag workforce?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:15pm

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:

  • Conduct hands-on, relevant research, even in their first year
  • Work directly with some of the brightest minds in their fields, and see the research they learn about in action
  • Participate in the CFANS mentor program

Each year, the mentor program matches approximately 200 students with alumni and industry professionals, including several from Land O’Lakes. The goal is to share valuable career insights and guidance. Learn more 

CFANS by the numbers:

  • 2,000+ students, with 600+ grads each year
  • 13 departments, 16 majors
  • 90% of undergraduates complete an internship in their major
  • 93% of undergraduates have jobs in the field or are in grad school within 6 months after graduation
  • 98% employment rate for food science and nutrition graduates

Learn more about CFANS

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