University of Minnesota Extension

Mission Statement

The University of Minnesota Extension provides practical education and research you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota.

Together, we create a better world for today and tomorrow by:

  • Ensuring Minnesota communities are strong
  • Helping families make better decisions
  • Improving our environment
  • Keeping our food safe and affordable
  • Preparing today's youth to thrive in a complex world

Examples of University of Minnesota Extension Programs include:

  • 4-H Development
  • Extension Master Gardeners
  • Farm Financial Management
  • Farm-to-School
  • Farmer-Lender Mediation
  • Nutrition Education
  • Water Quality