Alumni are a significant part of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and the University of Minnesota. The department offers opportunities for alumni to remain connected through outreach activities throughout the year. We encourage alumni to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the department on Facebook and Instagramalumni event

Updates on current events and opportunities will be posted on the website and social media. 

Additionally, CFANS and the U of M offer alumni engagement opportunities. More information about opportunities to give back is below. 

CFANS Mentor Program

The CFANS mentor program is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with professionals working in their areas of career interest. Through this relationship students can get an inside view of how various companies and organizations work, how professionals balance life and career and learn how to better prepare for the working world.

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Alumni Society

The CFANS Alumni Society has approximately 2,700 members. All graduates, students and friends of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and their earlier incarnations are eligible for active membership in the Society.

The CFANS Alumni Society’s mission is to connect alumni and friends to the College, support excellence in the educational experience, build pride, spirit and community, and enhance the reputation of the College.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA)

Alumni, friends, parents, and U of M students are all welcome to join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. You may join the Alumni Association or renew your membership with our secure online form (link below) or by calling UMAA at 1-800-862-5867 or 612-624-9658.

UMAA was founded in 1904 to create lifelong connections to alumni, students, parents, and friends of the University, to advocate educational excellence, and build pride, spirit and community.

Join UMAA today! Use the promotion code NP1AG to ensure that the CFANS Alumni Society benefits from your membership.