Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics 
University of Minnesota
1991 Upper Buford Circle 
411 Borlaug Hall 
St. Paul, MN 55108-6026

Department Head: Dr. Nancy Ehlke

Phone number: 612-625-7773
Fax number: 612-625-1268

Location: We are located on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, right next to the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.  Some of the major cross streets are Larpenteur Avenue, Snelling Avenue, Cleveland Avenue, Como Avenue.

Maps of campus:

Buildings: Our buildings on campus include Borlaug Hall, Hayes Hall, Crops Research, Crop Service, Agronomy/Plant Genetics Greenhouse, Agronomy Seed House, and the USDA Weed Research Laboratory.

Directions to the St. Paul Campus:

  • From the North: Exit 35W South on Cleveland Avenue South and follow Cleveland Ave. to campus. 
  • From the east: Exit I-94 to Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue North and follow Snelling Ave. to Larpenteur Ave.  Turn left at Larpenteur and continue to Gortner Avenue, turning left at Gortner.
  • From the west: Exit I-94 at Highway 280 North.  Exit Highway 280 at Larpenteur Ave., turning right on Larpenteur.  Follow Larpenteur to Gortner Avenue, turning right at Gortner.
  • From the south: Follow 35W North to I-94 East.  Take I-94 East to Highway 280 North; exit Highway 280 at Larpenteur Avenue, turning right on Larpenteur.  Follow Larpenteur Avenue to Gortner Avenue, turning right at Gortner.