The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) funds the research of University of Minnesota scientists to improve Minnesota's agricultural and forest products, horticultural crops, human nutrition, family and community life, and environmental quality.
It supports both basic and applied research with practical goals for improving the lives of Minnesotans. As it funds scientists who work in five different colleges and at Research and Outreach Centers across the state, it is an organization that supports cross-disciplinary problem solving, and responsiveness to emerging issues. Research results are brought to Minnesotans through a partnership with University of Minnesota Extension.
- Research and Outreach Centers
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Design
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
- College of Veterinary Medicine
In any given year, MAES funding supports approximately 400 research projects conducted by more than 300 faculty. Their projects employ more than 600 field research and laboratory assistants, technicians, and postdoctoral research associates.
From soybeans to tourism, from Norway pines to new apple cultivars, from beef cattle to housing for families, the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station continues to seek, through its statewide research programs, a better life for all Minnesotans.