Today we started the day by commuting to the U of M campus, St. Paul. We received an excellent Meet and Greet with continental breakfast provided by the U of M Extension.

We then had a welcome from Dr. Beverly Durgan who is the Dean of the U of M Extension, where she had a brief dissection of what the extension is about. Next came Dr. Brian Buhr, Dean of the College of Ag, Food, and Natural Resources where he presented how the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources need to work together to get to a common goal.

Dr. Robert Stuper then spoke to us about crop improvements and genome sequencing. He talked about how technology has advanced so much in the last five years.

Dr. Mark Seely talked to us about climate change and how we can’t let politics stand in the way of doing something.

We then walked down the street to the Vet Diagnostic Lab where Dr. Collins and Dr. Rosso gave us an hour of the Lab where we had to be serialized from the outdoor world, this is a place that is used so much for Animal Ag in research on why something is not performing the way it should.

We then finished our session 3, St. Paul, Day 3 with the wrap up, where we shared our thoughts of the past 3 days.

Corey Hanson was nominated Class VIII judge and jury for our class.

We will wait to see all of you in February when we got to D.C.

We just can’t wait to learn more.

Representing the Best Class Ever
Class VIII
Kyle Hemme


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