Research and Outreach Centers

Minnesota map showing the locations of the 10 CFANS Research & Outreach Centers

The University's Research and Outreach Centers (ROCs) are part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and represent the College and University's mission to respond to the needs of all Minnesotans. ROCs are strategically located throughout the state to provide research and outreach tailored to each region.

Across the ROC network, scientists are studying water quality, forest conservation, sustainable cropping systems and livestock production, renewable energy, and how Minnesota’s changing climate will affect its economy and quality of life.

ROCs are important places where MAES research takes place and where producers and other Minnesotans can learn about our discoveries.