Lab members periodically head out to the field to talk with growers and producers about the foundational research the lab is doing. Here Liana is talking to attendees of the annual Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council Picnic about how the lab is using abandoned alfalfa variety trial plots to measure the evolution of beneficial microbes.

Women in Science event organized by Plant Science and ESM EDI committees
Poster for Market Science emphasizing how legumes are common urban plants
Legume-Rhizobia Coloring Sheet drawings by L. Burghardt

Market Science is an outreach initiative developed by graduate students and postdocs at UMN to bring science to local Farmers’ markets. Liana was involved and UMN and Lily at Univ. of Pittsburg. Find out more!