Extension's research and outreach is organized broadly into four departments: Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems, Department of Community Development, Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing, and Department of Youth Development. Each department 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.
Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems
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.
Family, Health and Wellbeing
Teaches families and those who serve families to make informed decisions leading to greater health, resilience and wellbeing.
Creates positive, non-formal learning opportunities for young people throughout Minnesota by researching, training youth workers and delivering youth development programs.