AGREETT's impact


“The AGREETT program has played a vital role in maintaining Minnesota’s position as a leader in agricultural innovation. The program has brought a number of talented researchers to our state while improving the infrastructure necessary to drive cutting-edge research at University of Minnesota colleges and Extension sites. Our investment in AGREETT to date is bringing us closer to our goal of long-term sustainability in agriculture.”

Adam Birr

Executive Director, CEO

Minnesota Corn Growers Association


Lucas Sjostrom, Executive Director of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, explains how AGREETT-funded economist Joleen Hadrich is helping dairy producers address profitability issues through combining animal health, production and farm financial data to help producers become more profitable and sustainable.

Making a difference with manure

Melissa Wilson is an Extension soil scientist hired in 2017 with AGREETT funding support. She’s also a social media ace who isn’t afraid of a good manure pun. (Follow @manureprof on Twitter) Wilson fills a manure management position that was vacant for more than a decade. This story originally appeared in University of Minnesota Extension's Source magazine.

Growing the Minnesota grapes and wine industry

Annie Klodd is an Extension Educator in fruit and vegetable production funded by AGREETT. One area of focus of her work provides education and applied research to grape growers on the most effective ways to successfully grow high-quality Minnesota wine grapes in our climate. Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance Executive Director Lisa Smiley explains how AGREETT helps her industry.

Combatting antimicrobial resistance

Noelle Noyes is an AGREETT funded College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor and Extension faculty member. Her research focuses on finding ways to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock production.


Weed Watcher

Jared Goplen is a University of Minnesota Extension crops educator based in Morris. In this story from University of Minnesota Extension's Source magazine, he talks about his career path and how he's helping farmers.