Adriana Alvarez was selected as a MnDRIVE Global Food Venture Fellow for 2016-2017.  She is pursuing her PhD in Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, and is advised by WCROC faculty Robert Gardner.  

Could algae be the next ingredient used in dairy rations alongside corn and soybeans? Robert Gardner and his research team at the WCROC think so. 

Each year, the U of MN Professional & Administrative (P&A) Senate recognizes units of the U of MN that are judged to be exemplary in their support of P&A staff and the critical role P&A employees fulfill in supporting the University's mission.  The WCROC was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Unit Award Honorable Mention.

Brad Heins, dairy scientist at the WCROC, received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for his outstanding leadership and mentorship to graduate students.


July 27, 2017

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Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Snow (in.)
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