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Health and Nutrition

Online resources and classes for families, promotion of healthy school environments, and continuing education for professionals.

Cooking Matters® Minnesota

Hands-on, cooking-based nutrition education programs that help low-income families prepare healthy meals.

Food Safety

Resources for food industry and consumers on preventing food-borne illness, regulations, preservation methods such as canning, and preparing food safely.

Farm to School

Program that grows healthy kids, farms, and communities.

Community and Local Food Resources

Learn about the local food movement and identify resources for farmers and organizations looking to get involved.


Find information on commercial horticulture and growing food in your yard and garden.


Content covers beef, crops, dairy, meat science, poultry, small farms, and swine.

Get ready to preserve your harvest

For a safe and tasty product watch a mini-module. More

Melons are in season


A seasonal favorite! Grow it, keep it fresh while storing, or try it in a new recipe (304 K PDF).

Fresh fruit and vegetable program


Get kids reading (and cooking) this summer. More

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