University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Extension and Outreach


Research results are most valuable when they can be applied in the field to generate change. We and our dedicated Extension staff develop and deliver high quality, regionally and nationally-recognized research-based programs to meet current and emerging needs of industry and communities. To best serve our industrial and community audiences in Minnesota and beyond, we strive to fulfill the following key goals:

  • Provide leadership to Extension education and directly-related applied research activities across the UMN Extension system and facilitate/lead educational partnerships with other states to leverage resources
  • Develop and use innovative education strategies, technologies, and partnerships with faculty in BBE, CFANS, IT, AHC and beyond to create and deliver high quality educational offerings

Environment and Ecology

Food Production, Processing, Safety and Security

Advanced Building Systems and Energy Efficiency



As a part of our land grant mission, BBE faculty, staff and students engage in outreach activities with:

  • Departments on campus (Bell Museum, CSE, CFANS)

  • Local schools and colleges

  • Youth organizations (Scouts, FFA)

Just to name a few!