Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Chamber Agriculture Committee visits UMN Crookston – UMN News


CROOKSTON, Minn. – Members of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Agriculture Committee have been on campus final week touring the College Educating and Outreach Center, the Charles H. Casey Equine Area, Horticulture Hoop house and Agronomy labs.

“Agriculture is Current in so many places and we have been thrilled to host the Ag Committee final week,” said Unit Head, Anthony Kern, Ph.D.  UMN Crookston has 36 majors, 12 educational majors are in Ag and NatR: Pure Assets, Equine Science, Animal Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Agriculture Methods Administration, Golf Turf Administration, Equine Enterprise Administration, Environmental Sciences, Ag Enterprise, Agricultural Communication and Agricultural Education. 

“Whether or not it was describing the influence that the campus continues to have on the area, enterprise based mostly studying and undergraduate evaluation alternatives, our visitors walked away with a renewed sense of the Land Grant College proper right here in our yard,” said Kern.

UMN Crookston helps sustainability in agriculture, science and manufacturing with its exact, palms-on ready educational portfolio.  “It is On A daily basis thrilling to share all good issues UMN Crookston, By way of the tour our visitors found a bit extra A few current donation of 62 cubic yards Of untamed rice knuckles and hulls. Weighing in at 16,700 kilos these byproducts will substitute wooden shavings for bedding in our Equine program,” said Christy Doyea, UMN Crookston Barn Supervisor. 

This load of hulls Shall be used for bedding Inside the stalls in substitutement of shavings, finaling 5 To six weeks serving 45 stalls. Doyea said the hulls and knuckles odor superb and helps reduce down on ammonia.  “Using them for bedding Inside the stalls not solely is A worth financial savings for animal provides, it too was a evaluation enterprise that Morgan Pyles, Ph.D and three college students carried out Only currently,” she said.


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