Our partners

Southwest Research and Outreach Center partners with several University of Minnesota units to conduct research and share expertise with the public.

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences (CFANS) is developing tomorrow’s leaders, creating science-based solutions to global challenges, growing Minnesota’s economy and extending our state’s global impact. SWROC is one of 10 unique Research and Outreach Centers throughout the state led by CFANS.

Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

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.


University of Minnesota Extension works in rural, suburban, urban and tribal communities and beyond to bring Minnesotans together to build a better future through University science-based knowledge, expertise and training.