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University of Minnesota Extension

About Extension

About Extension

What we do

University of Minnesota Extension discovers science-based solutions, delivers practical education and engages Minnesotans to build a better future.

Extension centers

Extension's research and outreach is organized broadly into four centers: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Community Vitality; Family Development; and Youth Development.

Extension leadership

Meet University of Minnesota Extension's leadership team.

Extension in your community

Extension is in every county of Minnesota. See local information and news by county.

Staff directory

Find contact information for Extension staff by name, location or area of expertise.

Extension history

Follow along, decade by decade, from the events leading up to Extension's beginnings and through early history to the 2010s.

Who we work with


Extension is a partnership between the University and state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Global initiatives

Minnesota is part of an increasingly connected global society, which benefits from exchanges in education, research and development.

Tribal partners

University of Minnesota Extension works in Indian Country through mutually beneficial community-University partnerships.


The Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT) supports hiring University faculty and Extension educators throughout the state to focus on the most important challenges facing agriculture.

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