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University Archives contains many UMRA documents.  One of the earliest was created with one of the  most common tools of the trade of the early 1980's. The 22 page, typewritten (remember those?) pdf document is titled: "PDF icon umra_history_1976-1983_by_e_gerald.pdf." It is very interesting reading.  Read online or download a copy.

Publication date:
Jul 31 2017

A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR RETIREES IN THE TWIN CITIES AREA FROM THE CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

We invite you to participate in a Grand Challenge Course, which will be offered this fall at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. Grand Challenge Courses (GCC) are special courses designed to address significant challenges in the world, and they attract the brightest and most creative students. 

Publication date:
Jul 13 2017

Candidate for Board of Directors Cardwell

Vernon Cardwell retired (2012) from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). He specialized in education, crop physiology, crop management, seed technology, and hand-powered post-harvest tools. A Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, he taught for 45 years, teaching 28 different courses and developing 14 new courses while advising 25 to 30 undergraduates per year and serving on 55 graduate committees. He was actively involved in ag-literacy efforts with Minnesota Ag-In-The-Classroom and nationally with Food, Land and People (FLP), and used topics of food, land, water and climate to enhance science for K-8 teachers in summer workshops. He was president of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and American Society of Agronomy (ASA). He began volunteer work with Compatible Technology International in August 2011 where he developed a prototype peanut lifter that is animal powered, a peanut stripper, peanut sheller, and pearl millet/sorghum thresher for use in Africa, devices that are now being manufactured in Africa.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:45pm
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April 30, 2017