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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CFANS Deans’ Welcome Reception Held for Admitted CFANS Students

Four admitted Agricultural Education students attended the 13th annual CFANS Deans’ Welcome Reception Friday, March 14. 

Dr. Swenson & Dr. Greiman & Student

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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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