Departmental Resources

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

Marginal Memos

If you are interested in receiving Marginal Memos, the weekly electronic departmental newsletter, please email Sadie Brendalen.

Applied Economics & Business Network

Connect with fellow Applied Economics alumni on LinkedIn to network, share opportunities, and discuss the applied economics/food business industry.

Alumni Associations

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