About Us

We discover knowledge and breed crops to sustainably feed people in Minnesota and around the world

We value: 

  • Excellence in teaching, in basic and translational research, and in outreach and extension
  • Contributions that impact not only producers and farms but society at large—human health, communities, economy, energy, and the environment
  • Working in teams of people with complementary skills and expertise
  • Rich perspectives brought by a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff

We envision a world where:

A woman looking at an artichoke plant
Blue skies reflected in Lake Itasca
A farmhouse surrounded by fields
A smiling person gently holds small green plants in a field