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University of Minnesota Extension

Extension departments

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.

Our departments

Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems

Strengthens Minnesota's food, agriculture and environment through research-based education and programs.

Community Development

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.

Youth Development

Creates positive, non-formal learning opportunities for young people throughout Minnesota by researching, training youth workers and delivering youth development programs.

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