Alumni of the Applied Economics department are part of a diverse, welcoming community. All graduates, students, and friends of the department are encouraged to join the CFANS Alumni Society. You can help us continue to enrich our community by becoming an Alumni Connector or volunteering for the CFANS Mentor Program. Stay in touch by updating your contact information and subscribing to our newsletter, the Minnesota Applied Economist.
We'd love to hear from you, so if you’re interested in learning more about any of our alumni programs or ways to get involved, please contact:
Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations
Minnesota Applied Economist
The Department of Applied Economics invites alumni who received a Bachelor's degree, Masters' degree, or Ph.D. from the department to be added to the department's alumni database. By adding your name to the alumni database, you will automatically receive the Minnesota Applied Economist and the annual Outstanding Alumni Award Announcement.
To be added to the alumni database, call Sadie Brendalen at 612-626-5411 or email [email protected].
If you are interested in receiving Marginal Memos, the weekly electronic departmental newsletter, please email [email protected].
CFANS Alumni Society
All students, graduates and friends of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and its earlier component colleges are welcome to join the CFANS Alumni Society. With more than 3,400 members, the alumni society supports a variety of social, educational, networking, fundraising and recognition programs. Every new member allows us to offer more programs and services in support of the college and its students.
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA), including discounts, special events, library privileges and networking opportunities.
To contact the UMAA, call 612-624-2323 or 1-800-UM-ALUMS (862-5867) or email [email protected].
Get in Touch
Update Your Contact Information
Update your contact information and share your personal and professional news. We want to hear from you!
Want to be included in our directory?
Get in touch with our Departmental Alumni Contact:
Communications and Program Associate
231 Ruttan Hall
Make a Gift
Ways to Give
Contributions to each of the funds identified on this site are made through the University of Minnesota Foundation and are fully tax deductible. The foundation offers several convenient ways for you to contribute to our department. Gifts can be made on an annual basis or as a multi-year pledge.
When making a gift, be sure to specify a fund and mention the Department of Applied Economics. This will ensure that we will receive your gift, as well as any matching gift your employer may provide.
- Online (via credit card)
- By Phone (via credit card)
- By Mail (via check or credit card)
- Gifts-in-Kind (securities, property, etc.)
- Planned Giving
You can use the links below to learn more about giving opportunities in five broad areas. Each link identifies one or more funds to which you can contribute.
- Applied Economics Fund
- Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships
- Endowed Graduate Fellowships
- Waite Library and AgEcon Search
- Jason Beddow Memorial Fund
Contributions to each of the funds identified on this site are made through the University of Minnesota Foundation and are fully tax deductible. Gifts can be made on an annual basis or as a multi-year pledge. When making a gift, be sure to specify a fund and mention the Department of Applied Economics. This will ensure that we will receive your gift, as well as any matching gift your employer may provide.
Thank You for Your Support
If you have questions or comments, contact:
Professor and Department Head
231 Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Email: [email protected]
Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award
Encourage high school juniors to continue to pursue their passion for science by nominating them for the Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award. In addition to being recognized for excellence in science, the recipients receive a carefully chosen book, as well as the possibility of a scholarship, should they attend CFANS.
The mentor program connects students with professionals working in their areas of interest. Through this relationship, students explore career options, learn about different companies and organizations and get suggestions on how to better prepare for the working world. Mentors have the satisfaction of helping a young person while enhancing their own coaching skills.
CFANS Alumni Connectors
CFANS Alumni Connectors share their personal experience at CFANS with prospective students and fellow alumni to help students, families, and fellow alumni get to know the college better. Ambassadors serve as advocates for CFANS programs and encourage prospective students - high school and transfer students - and their families to learn more about the college and apply for admission.