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MN IFT Section Announcements

We Need You! – MN IFT Volunteer Opportunities

Many of you have asked how you can get involved and volunteer your time.  MN IFT has several committees and we are always looking for new volunteers who will bring their ideas and talents to the section.

Here’s your opportunity to build upon your leadership skills, expand your network with food professionals within the area, and make an impact on our IFT chapter!


Committees that need you: 

Long Range Planning // Awards // Employment // Education // Dairy Technology // Macy Award // Bylaws // Nominations // Scholarship // New Professionals // Auction // Suppliers’ Expo // Newsletter //Golf Tournament


Find your fit!  If you are interested in joining any of the committees listed above, please contact Cherie Jones at and she will get you connected with the current Chair of that committee.


Your Section – Section of Excellence!

Congratulations to the members and officers of the Minnesota Section of the IFT! The Section is one of the 15 sections that has been recognized by the National office as ‘The Section of Excellence’ for FY 2011-12. This award recognizes the efforts that the volunteers have put forth to serve the broader membership in this region. It symbolizes the section’s commitment to IFT, the section members, and the food science and technology profession. To learn more about the award, take a look at the Award Letter.

2013 Student Recognition Night Recap

On April 16th, MN-IFT held their annual Student Recognition Night to honor outstanding students of the section. Scholarship awards were presented to students in the following categories; Undergraduate, Graduate, Travel, and the Elwood F. Caldwell Volunteer Service.

In total, 19 awards were given out! The evening also recognized the winners of the Minnesota Academy of Sciences State Competition Award Winners. Congratulations to all of the outstanding recipients!! Click Here to view the winners.