UMN Ag Ed Hosts Danish Experience International Guests

Seventeen agriculture students from Denmark came to the University of Minnesota Friday, April 25 as part of a study tour from Experience International.

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Save the Date: Ag Ed Celebration of Students, May 4th

The Ag Ed Celebration of Students will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at the Cargill Building on the St. Paul Campus.

This event, emceed by Ag Ed majors Cassie Olson and Eric Seifert, will be held to celebrate our students’ amazing accomplishments.  Undergraduate and graduate agricultural education students are invited, as well as agricultural education scholarship donors and faculty/staff.  The event will recognize Ag Ed and MAELC scholarship winners, graduating seniors and Ag Ed Club members. 

For the first time ever, the Agricultural Education program will also be presenting its inaugural recipient of The Spirit Award.  This brand-new award serves to appreciate those who have made significant contributions to University of Minnesota Agricultural Education and/or distinguished career accomplishments of alumni.  The Agricultural Education Scholarship Committee served as the selection committee for this award.

Dr. Brad Greiman, Agricultural Education’s Academic Program Leader is anticipating the event; “This new event is being started because Ag Ed has amazing students and the celebration will provide time to recognize their accomplishments! The Ag Ed Celebration of Students is an opportunity to acknowledge student achievement. I am extremely proud of our Ag Ed students.”

Appetizers, desserts and beverages will be served from 2-3 p.m., and the program will be held from 3-4 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 15, 2014 at or 612-624-3010

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Student to Student: Ag Ed Continuing Student Scholarship

Agricultural Education Continuing Student Scholarship due March 3

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The Ag Ed Continuing Student Scholarship application as well as the CFANS scholarship is due Monday, March 3.  Students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Scholarships are extremely beneficial to students that need a little help in paying for college.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, for a 4 year public institution, tuition, room and board costs average out $15,918 annually.  For all undergraduates at the University of Minnesota, who are Minnesota residents, students pay $6,030 per semester for 13+ credits.  Doesn’t seem too bad right?  But students also have to pay the general college and program fees, service and usage fees, and the collegiate fee which varies by college.  Plus, if the student plans on living in a dorm and has a meal plan the cost of college really adds up.  A University of Minnesota Undergraduate CFANS student is looking to pay roughly $11,000-7,000 per semester. * Yowza!

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Ag Ed Welcomes New Leadership Professor

MarianneMarianne Lorensen is our new Ag Ed faculty member who will be teaching AFEE 2221 and AFEE 4221 this spring. She will also have the task of developing other leadership courses. Currently, Marianne is completing her Ph.D. in Human Sciences and Leadership Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She has her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from the University of Kentucky, her M.Ed. in Youth and Family Education from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.Ed. in Educational Organization and Leadership (Higher Education Administration) from the University of Illinois. Her career has been in higher education, including both student and academic affairs. She instructed leadership courses at the University of Illinois and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prior to coming to the University of Minnesota.

Her current research interests focus on the development of socially responsible leadership, college student leadership development, and faculty perspectives about the use of service-learning in the leadership classroom. Marianne loves leadership and working with college students, she is looking forward to the new experience here at the University of Minnesota.

Welcome, Marianne!

Sneak Preview Event Welcomes 18 High School Students


Agricultural Education Sneak Preview Day for high school students in grades 9-12 was held Monday, November 18, 2013.

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