The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium was established during the Fall of 1991 to build the capacity of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota communities to use research to inform policy and enhance practice to improve the well-being of Minnesota's children, youth and families.
Extension's Center for Community Vitality is here to help communities in Greater Minnesota make important choices – with programs and applied research projects that engage your entire community and provide valuable information.
The Center houses data on Manure Storage, Manure Treatment, Manure Application, Air Quality, Open Lots, Health and Safety, Milkhouse Waste, Horse Manure, Dead Animals, and Regulations.
Extension is a 100-year-old partnership between the University and federal, state and county governments - providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Minnesota is one of the nation's more than 100 land grant colleges and universities with a mission to engage in teaching, research and extension.
Minnesota Sea Grant is a partnership of the University of Minnesota and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is one of 32 other Sea Grant programs located in coastal states throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
MyMinnesotaWoods is a communication hub managed by UMN Extension and serving Minnesota's 200,000 family woodland owners. Collectively, this group owns and manages well over 5 million acres of forest land.
We bring together talent and resources in northwest Minnesota with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, clean energy and natural resources. Our innovative initiatives are community identified and valued, citizen led, University engaged and collaborative, so we are local in many places.
The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities.
The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships link rural community priorities and University of Minnesota resources.
Three core principles shape our work:
The Center prepares and supports the tourism industry for success and sustainability. Since 1986, the University's Tourism Center has been a source of education and research for Minnesota, the United States, and many countries. The Tourism Center conducts tourism research, provides education and engages the tourism industry, community groups and students.