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Natural Resources and Environmental Science turns 50

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

The Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) program celebrates a half century of making the earth a better place on September 30 and October 1. Events include opportunities for networking, service and connecting with NRES friends across the decades.

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What consumers want

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

The Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability (CFDAS), led by Jayson Lusk, head and distinguished professor of agricultural economics, launched its monthly Consumer Food Insights report in February, identifying trends and changes in consumer food purchases and preferences. Each month, CFDAS surveys 1,200 households from across the U.S., measuring food security and spending, consumer satisfaction and values, support of agricultural and food policies, and trust in information sources.

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Somali Chaterji

Creating the “internet of small things”

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Rovers patrol rows of crops and drones monitor from above on U.S. farms. But to realize the full potential of digital agriculture, these systems need to become much more efficient, scalable and resilient.

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Dharmendra Mishra

Bringing new foods and beverages to market

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Taking a food or beverage from idea to commercialization involves many steps. The new Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI), housed in the Department of Food Science, aims to provide support along the way as entrepreneurs and companies venture to bring a product to market.

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Sharing science across borders

Monday, November 15th, 2021

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Linda Lee

Protecting rural waterways

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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