Extension's research and outreach is organized broadly into four centers: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Community Vitality; Family Development; and Youth Development. Each center has teams of scientists and educators who work in statewide, regional and county organizations to share reliable, research-based education on topics affecting Minnesota's families and communities.
Strengthens Minnesota's food, agriculture and environment through research-based education and programs.
Engages Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities.
Teaches families and those who serve families to make informed decisions leading to greater health, resilience and well-being.
Creates positive, non-formal learning opportunities for young people throughout Minnesota by researching, training youth workers and delivering youth development programs.