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Extension brings Minnesotans together to build a better future through University science-based knowledge, expertise and training.
Extension's research and outreach is organized broadly into four centers: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Community Vitality; Family Development; and Youth Development.
Meet University of Minnesota Extension's leadership team.
Extension is in every county of Minnesota. See local information and news by county.
Find contact information for Extension staff by name, location or area of expertise.
Follow along, decade by decade, from the events leading up to Extension's beginnings and through early history to the 2010s.
The 2020 Extension Strategic Plan: A Pathway Forward is built around the three essential components – scholarship, engagement and systems – that have guided Extension through more than a century of creating public value for Minnesota and beyond.
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.
Minnesota is part of an increasingly connected global society, which benefits from exchanges in education, research and development.
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.