Welcome to Wright County
Wright County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
Interested in 4-H
4-H welcomes all boys and girls, no matter where they live. Youth can join 4-H when they are in kindergarten and continue to one year past high school. 4-H offers opportunities to experience hands-on learning in over 100 different project areas and many activities and events are planned so the entire family can participate.
Current 4-H Members & Volunteers
Find the latest on Extension agricultural research and news you can use on your farm from local experts.
Statewide news and blogs
- Agricultural Business Management News - Business and financial resources for farmers.
- Beef News - Beef industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Dairy News - Dairy industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Fruit and Vegetable News - Local production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops in Minnesota.
- Minnesota Crop News - Emerging issues affecting Minnesota row crops and forages.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Wright County. These programs are open to families and individuals of all ages who are eligible for benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or who meet Extension’s program income guidelines.
Programs are offered in community settings such as food shelves, schools, community centers and public housing sites. The programs are free to all individuals and families who meet income guidelines, and may be offered in multiple languages, depending on the audience needs and availability of educators.
Extension's Center for Community Vitality engages Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities. We help create vibrant communities and enhance skills and knowledge in economics, leadership and civic engagement, and tourism.
Check our community research page for reports on county and community-focused topics relating to local economics, retaining businesses, growing retail markets, developing tourism, and more.
Local programs can be offered in collaboration with local community organizations and government agencies. Current programs include:
Contact an educator in your area for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.
Minnesota is a great place to explore, understand and conserve the natural landscape. Extension education, volunteer and community science programs encourage people to become stewards of Minnesota’s public and private lands.
Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect Greater Minnesota communities and University of Minnesota knowledge and resources to support local sustainability projects.
Working in partnership, RSDP supports community-driven projects in four focus areas: agriculture and food systems, clean energy, natural resources, and resilient communities. Projects are supported by boards made up of local community members and University faculty and staff.
Learn more about RSDP’s recent work and how to submit a project idea.
Join us at an event in your community.
Find opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to care for your forest lands, and how you and your family can get out and explore nature around the state and in your own backyard.
Find information on community-focused news.
Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Learn more about community-driven sustainability projects happening across Minnesota.
Wright County Extension
Emily Hansen, Extension Educator, Horticulture
firstname.lastname@example.org Office Number: 763-682-7381 Cell Number: 763-202-2320
Kaitlyn Albers, Interim Extension Educator, Crops
email@example.com Office Number: 763-682-7381 Cell Number: 612-394-5229
Karen Johnson, Extension Educator, Livestock
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-693-5275
Alice Dahl, Support Staff
email@example.com or 763-682-7394
Kimberly Fox, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-682-7394
Tarah Huston, Support Staff
email@example.com or 763-682-7394
Kelly Strei, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-682-7394
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