Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota

  • Youth Central is helping parents and caregivers access University K-12 programs.

  • Growing North Minneapolis is increasing access to fresh produce and teaching urban farming skills to North Minneapolis youth.

  • Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Director Kathy Draeger's work with Minnesota's rural grocers and farmers is featured in University's latest Driven to Discover campaign.

  • The University's Acara Challenge is an annual competition to fund students that are developing solutions to address social and/or environmental challenges.

  • University of Minnesota Extension’s Women in Agriculture Network supports the state's growing number of female farmers.

  • A community-inspired partnership between the University and the National Loon Foundation aims to boost the Crosslake Chain of Lake’s economy, while honoring some of Minnesota’s most recognizable natural residents.

Building the engaged public research university of the 21st century

At the University of Minnesota, public engagement is the partnership of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to advance research, teaching and outreach. Read More.

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