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
the condition of vital resources including water, land and biodiversity
abundant production despite climate variability and new pest and disease pressures
rural committees by creating new industries based on renewable agriculture resources and employment opportunities
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.