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Should I give a goat for Christmas?

December 7, 2018 — 
'A better way to approach that question is to rephrase it: Would this same family be better off with the cash equivalent (or less) of all the costs associated with providing them with a goat (acquiring the goat, transporting the goat, training the family to care for the goat, etc.) than they would be with a goat?'

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Nominate an agricultural community leader today

December 5, 2018 — 
Call for Certificate of Merit nominations now open

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Farming for Tomorrow: A quick guide to choosing an Ag school

December 5, 2018 — 
“Agriculture is changing, technology is changing, climate is changing. Everything is changing so quickly we have to ensure in our programs that we’re preparing students to respond to changes we’re seeing in our sector."

a sample of Manitoba's newdale soil

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Dec. 5 was World Soil Day. It deserves celebration

December 5, 2018 — 
So we celebrate the cradle of creation for all terrestrial life – not figuratively, but literally, in the grand biblical way

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CBC: Power of purple: Can pigment in food reduce weight, lower blood pressure?

December 5, 2018 — 
A study at the University of Manitoba is testing whether the purple pigment in certain fruits prevents — or even reverses — disease.

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AG e-news November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 — 
News and events from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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CBC: Tests commissioned by CBC show lead contamination persists in North Point Douglas

November 27, 2018 — 
Francis Zvomuya, a professor of soil science at the University of Manitoba, says he is alarmed at the results

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arborists work on trees

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Tree care course available on-line

November 20, 2018 — 
Manitoba Arborists course suitable for hobbyists, professional practitioners

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a number of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae diplococcal bacteria. Note that extending from the organisms’ exterior were type IV pili, or hair-like appendages, which in this case, are used to promote motility for these bacteria, and improve surface adherence. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery.

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CTV: Canadian researchers developing ‘Trojan horse’ weapon to battle bacterial superbugs

November 16, 2018 — 
U of M researchers at the frontline of the antibiotic fight

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(L-R): PROFESSOR TRUST BETA IN HER LAB WITH STUDENTS YUWEI SONG AND PAMELA DRAWBRIDGE.

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University of Manitoba receives 10 Canada Research Chairs

November 14, 2018 — 
New and renewed chairs will receive an investment of $9.5 million from the CRC program

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