from the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program. “Food, water, and energy are all important drivers of Minnesota's economy and played key roles in the history of the state's development,” said principal investigator and Water Resources Center Director Jeff Peterson.
Joel Larson, a top-level manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been named associate director of the Water Resources Center, effective January 29, 2018. As associate director, Larson will oversee the WRC’s outreach efforts and Extension water programs. He will serve as program leader of the Extension water resources team and will manage the WRC’s professional training and certification programs.
Kirsten Rhude is the first recipient of the Water Resources Center Graduate Student Fellowship. Kirsten graduated from Middleton High School in 2008 and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Her bachelor's degree is in biology and zoology. She is enrolled at UMD in the WRS Master's program and is working with Professor Bob Sterner.