April 25, 2017

Each year the University of Minnesota Agricultural Education Club brings the world of agriculture to the middle of Minneapolis, and April 11th saw hundreds of students stopping by Northrop Plaza to interact with livestock, Minnesota ag organizations, and student and fa...

April 18, 2017

The Department of Applied Economics invites you and your family to an open house with ApEc faculty in honor of your graduation from the University of Minnesota.  Light refreshments will be served, and we will have small gifts for you to commemorate your time in the dep...

April 12, 2017

Thomas Reardon, Professor Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

So, did you know the department hosts seminars at least once a week during the semester? There are three different seminars:

-Agricultural and Applied Economics


April 11, 2017

The summer after my sophomore year of college, I had an internship with DuPont Pioneer as a Sales and Marketing Intern. My journey with Pioneer began during the summer after my freshman year. I was interested in the company and knew a few people that worked for them. S...

April 11, 2017


Marc Bellemare, even though Marc has his PhD he prefers to be called “Professor” (as opposed to “Doctor”) and often will tell his students to refer to him by his first name. Professor Bellemare primarily teaches APEC 3071 and APEC 8702.

Years with the University:


March 30, 2017

Delta Tau Delta hosted a public philanthropic  event, “ Delta Taco Delta”  to raise money in support of finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They were able to raise $1200 to donate towards this cause.

Even though thi...

March 27, 2017

Name: Dr. Michael Boland

Years with the University: Dr. Boland started at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in August 2010 and has spent the past 6 ½ years in the Department of Applied Economics. Before joining the university, he spent 14 years with Kansas State...

March 23, 2017

Delta Theta Sigma (DTS) hosted a philanthropy event on March 23, 2017 in support of the American Heart Association. The Hayes family has been roasting hogs for over thirty years and Daniel Hayes wanted to show his support, so he convinced his family to donate pulled po...

March 6, 2017

Kimberly Tam (Kim), a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, joined CFANS today for a wonderful presentation that highlighted her journey from college internships, to “real world” jobs, to her current position with Bluespire.

Throughout her time in...

February 16, 2017

This event , which took place on February 9, was a dual networking and learning opportunity facilitated by North Central Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association and CFANS Alumni Relations. It was set up as a series of roundtable discussions that were kicked...

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