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Classes Without Quizzes

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Continuing Education Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota

Jump-start your weekend with stimulating conversations with faculty and experts from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Learn about the latest CFANS research and go home feeling smarter! Classes Without Quizzes features faculty-led interactive sessions on a variety of topics. Kids in kindergarten-6th grade get to attend their own hands-on educational and recreational programming. Learn more about the program at z.umn.edu/cwq.
Admission includes a light breakfast, the keynote address, two break-out sessions, and snacks throughout the morning.

Registration Options:
Advance registration closes April 1 - 12 a.m.; registration at the door 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


Adult Program Cost: (Register online or at the event)

Adults/General Public/Non-UMAA Members:  $35
UMAA Members/Faculty & Staff - $30
Students (grades 7-college) - $15
Register up to 4 Adult Program Participants per order.

Optional lunch: $10

Kids Program Cost: (Advance Registration Only!)

Kids grades K-6 - $20
Register each Kids Program Participant separately.
There are specific questions and a waiver required for each child.
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017

Schedule & Event Details


Registration: 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Continuing Education and Conference Center

Welcome and Presentation: 8:45 am - 10:00 am
"The Geography of Food", led by Michael Boland, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Food Industry Center.
Breakout Session 1:  10:15 am - 11:15 am (Select one from four options; descriptions below)

Option #1: A Report from the Minnesota Woods
Eli Sagor, Associate Extension Professor, UMN Extension Forestry Team and Director of the University of Minnesota's Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, based at the Cloquet Forestry Center

Option #2: Nature vs. Nurture - How the Environment Affects the Corn You Eat
Candice Hirsch, DuPont Young Professor and McKnight Land Grant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Option #3: Building and Growing a Hydroponic Salad Table in Your Backyard
Tom Michaels, Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science

Option #4: Making "Green" Milk - Building a Green Dairy on the Prairie
Bradley Heins, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and the West Central Research and Outreach Center

Breakout Session 2:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Select one from four options; descriptions below)

Option #1: Life Aquatic: Adaptations of Plants Living in Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
Susan Galatowitsch, Professor and Head of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Option #2: The Plant Conservation Program at the Arboretum
Peter Moe, Director of the MN Landscape Arboretum

Option #3: Chicken Beauties in Our Backyards - Scope, Issues, and Future
Anup Johny, Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science

Option #4: Did You Get Enough to Eat? 3 Trends Leading to a Food Secure Future
Jim Bradeen, Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Pathology

Option #5: High School Dialogue
Discussion-based and hands-on science experiences (for high school students + chaperones only)
CFANS alumna Myah Walker '10
Kids Program:
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Continuing Education and Conference Center

Kids' Edition participants will all attend three different activities while the standard program is taking place:

Animal Adaptations, led by educators from the Bell Museum
Discover how changes in structure, function, and behavior of animals help them survive and thrive. See what makes top predators, swimmers, fliers, and more!

Maple Syrup, led by educators from the MN Landscape Arboretum
Learn how maple syrup forms by exploring photosynthesis and the maple tree life cycle. You'll also have a chance to tap for maple syrup yourself!

Raptors, led by educators at the Raptor Center
Learn about the differences between owls, falcons, hawks, and other raptors. See live raptors up close at the Raptor Center!

Optional Buffet Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Optional Campus Tours: 12:30 pm or 1:15 pm 


Info: Contact Masha Finn at 612.624.9957 or mfinn@umn.edu


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