Mission

Diversify

economic opportunities for Minnesota’s farmers, through the production of new sources of food, feed, and high-value biomaterials, without interfering with current annual production systems

Improve

the condition of vital resources including water, land and biodiversity

Enable

abundant production despite climate variability and new pest and disease pressures

Enhance

rural committees by creating new industries based on renewable agriculture resources and employment opportunities

Attract

high quality talent to the University of Minnesota to meet the future workforce needs of the agriculture, food, energy and natural resource based industries in Minnesota.

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Landscape diversity in the Winnebago pheasant study area, 1941

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Landscape diversity in the Winnebago pheasant study area, 1976