Critical Research Areas

The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station is committed to providing a better life for all Minnesotans by funding locally-driven, long-term research that is also of national and international importance. Research and extension programs focus on the needs of stakeholders across Minnesota and capitalizes on the areas of excellence within our partner Colleges.

These research areas address issues of critical importance to various Minnesota industries while also aligning with USDA-NIFA's nine science emphasis areas. In 2020, we also added a short-term critical research issue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about our work in these critical research areas