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Agriculture Research, Education, Extension, and Technology Transfer Advisory Panel

Active dates:2015 -

The Commissioner of Agriculture must consult with an advisory panel in awarding grants to projects that help Minnesota achieve long-term agricultural productivity under Minn. Stat. 41A.14.


In 2015, the Legislature created the agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer grant program. The purpose of the grant program is to provide investments that will most efficiently achieve long-term agricultural productivity increases through improved infrastructure, vision, and accountability. The scope and intent of the grants, to the extent possible, shall provide for a long-term base funding that allows the research grantee to continue the functions of the research, education, and extension efforts to a practical conclusion.


The advisory panel consists of the following stakeholders:
(1) a representative of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system;
(2) a representative of the Minnesota Farm Bureau;
(3) a representative of the Minnesota Farmers Union;
(4) a person representing agriculture industry statewide;
(5) a representative of each of the state commodity councils organized under section 17.54 and the Minnesota Pork Board;
(6) a person representing an association of primary manufacturers of forest products;
(7) a person representing organic or sustainable agriculture;
(8) a person representing statewide environment and natural resource conservation organizations; and 
(9) a person representing the interests of Minnesota Tribal governments as defined in Minn. Stat. 10.65, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (4)

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads:

Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2015.
Record last updated: 06/22/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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