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Local Extension educators offer customized resources to meet community needs. As part of the University, they're members of a diverse network of experts engaged in cutting-edge research. As part of your community, they are able to identify needs early and develop educational programs to solve problems at the local level. Local Extension educators maximize the impact of county funds and provide residents with a go-to-source of reliable, practical information.

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Local Extension educators in food, agriculture, and natural resource sciences

If no Extension educator is listed for your county, you can contact the Extension Farm Information Line, 1-800-232-9077, with questions.

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Benton Emily Krekelberg
Livestock
krek0033@umn.edu 320-255-6169
  Daniel Martens
Crops and forages
marte011@umn.edu 320-968-5077
Blue Earth Diane DeWitte
Swine and crops
stouf002@umn.edu 507-304-4325
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Carlton Troy Salzer
Livestock and fertility
salze003@umn.edu 218-384-3511
Carver Abby Neu
Ag production systems
neux0012@umn.edu 952-492-5386
Clay Randy Nelson
Community horticulture
nels1657@umn.edu 218-299-5020
Clearwater James Stordahl
Local foods and livestock
stordahl@umn.edu 218-563-2465
Crow Wing Jacqueline Froemming
Water resources and Master Gardeners
froem022@umn.edu 218-824-1068
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Dakota Phyllis Bongard
Crops and nutrient management
bonga028@umn.edu 651-480-7700
Douglas Robin Trott
Community horticulture
trot0053@umn.edu 320-762-3890
F
Fillmore Jerrold Tesmer
Ag business management and livestock
tesme001@umn.edu 507-765-3896
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Hennepin Betsy Wieland
Forages, small farms, and urban agriculture
eliza003@umn.edu 612-596-1175
Houston Jerrold Tesmer
Ag business management and livestock
tesme001@umn.edu 507-765-3896
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Itasca Julie Miedtke
Forestry
miedt001@umn.edu 218-327-7365
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Leech Lake Reservation Shirley Nordrum
Water resources and wastewater
nord006@umn.edu 218-335-4258
Le Sueur Diane DeWitte
Swine and crops
stouf002@umn.edu 507-304-4325
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Mahnomen Jerry Buckley
Crops
gbuckley@umn.edu 218-784-5550
Marshall Howard Person
Production agriculture and environment
perso005@umn.edu 218-683-7030
McLeod Nathan Winter
Small farms and horticulture
wint0146@umn.edu 320-484-4303
Meeker Nathan Winter
Small farms and horticulture
wint0146@umn.edu 320-484-4303
Morrison Emily Krekelberg
Livestock
krek0033@umn.edu 320-255-6169
  Daniel Martens
Crops and forages
marte011@umn.edu 320-968-5077
Murray Michael Boersma
Beef
boers010@umn.edu 507-825-6715
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Nicollet Christian Lilienthal
Exotic livestock
lili0004@umn.edu 507-934-0360
Norman Jerry Buckley
Crops
gbuckley@umn.edu 218-784-5550
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Pennington Howard Person
Production agriculture and environment
perso005@umn.edu 218-683-7030
Pipestone Michael Boersma
Beef
boers010@umn.edu 507-825-6715
Polk James Stordahl
Local foods and livestock
stordahl@umn.edu 218-563-2465
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Rice Mike Donnelly
Ag production systems
donne099@umn.edu 507-332-6109
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Scott Abby Neu
Ag production systems
neux0012@umn.edu 952-492-5386
Sibley Julie Sievert
Ag production systems
schu0944@umn.edu 507-237-4100
Stearns Emily Krekelberg
Livestock
krek0033@umn.edu 320-255-6169
  Daniel Martens
Crops and forages
marte011@umn.edu 320-968-5077
Steele Mike Donnelly
Ag production systems
donne099@umn.edu 507-332-6109
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Todd Brenda Miller
Ag production systems
nels4220@umn.edu 320-732-4435
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Winona Jacob Overgaard
Horticulture
over0128@umn.edu 507-457-6440
Wright Brenda Postels
Horticulture and meat goats
post0060@umn.edu 763-682-7394
Special projects
Pesticide safety and
environmental education
Tana Haugen-Brown
Pesticides (PPAT coordinator)
thbrown@umn.edu 763-260-4423
Rural Advantage Jill Sackett
Conservation agronomy
sacke032@umn.edu 507-238-5449
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