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Student Life staff at the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project
Adventure on a Mission: UMD Farm!

Dr. Randy Hanson has worked over the past several years to revitalize the land that was formerly the Northeast Agricultural Experimental Station by creating a 10 acre organic farm (the Sustainable Agriculture Project - SAP). Students are learning at the farm how to grow organic vegetables. These fresh wonderful vegetables have been served in UMD's Dining Services over the past six years. That, however, is only one activity that is happening at the farm. The success of this project has evolved into developing a "land lab" where students and faculty can research sustainable food, water and energy practices in collaboration with people and organizations in the western Lake Superior Region.

This year Randy received the Endowed Chair of Agricultural Systems position from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. This means Randy will be working with campus and community supporter to ensure long terms goals and development of the UMD Farm.

Please join us to hear and see all of the great things that are happening at the farm! 

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (new date)
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Meet: Bus Hub at 12 p.m.
What to bring: Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also, feel free to bring a camera.


Get Out! Biking in and Around Duluth

Looking to ride the 100+ miles of bike trails around Duluth? It's no exaggeration that Duluth is THE hotspot for mountain biking and trail riding. This practical session will show you details about our local trails, maps, parking, trailheads, finding the right bike, etc. We will discuss flat/paved trails for beginners all the way to technical trails for the more advanced riders. This session will have something for everyone!

Presenters: Dr. Corbin Smyth and Dr. David Worley
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Split Rock Room (KSC RDC 301)

Gen Z

What are the characteristics of the emerging new Gen Z college students?  How are they similar to and different from the Millennial Generation?  What might this mean for our practices?  This will be a discussion session where you will have to opportunity to share your observations and ideas, as well as learn what current research says about this generation.

Presenter: Sue Darge Lombardo
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Split Rock Room (KSC RDC 301)