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University of Minnesota Extension

Extension takes the latest research from the University labs into people's lives - where they live, work and play. We address issues that are important to Minnesota ... safe water ... farm profitability ... healthy food ... renewable energy ... main street business challenges ... limited family finances ... youth with too much time on their hands ... and the list goes on. We listen to and collaborate with individuals, organizations and communities in order to discover, develop and deliver research-based education and information that is relevant, practical and useful. Extension combines University scholarship and research with local expertise and engages people; organizations and communities across Minnesota to build capacity create opportunities and solve problems. Extension is in all parts of the state, including urban, suburban and rural areas.

Families in Tough Times 

You are not alone. The current economic crisis has taken a toll on many Minnesota families. The resources found on this website are designed to help families tackle tough times today and tomorrow. Whether facing unemployment, foreclosure, increasing expenses, accumulating debt, or another difficult financial situation, your family most likely needs resources and they need them fast. We are here to help.

 Farm Information Line

Email: fil@umn.edu

When you call the Farm Information Line, you'll get reliable, research-based answers from Extension agriculture experts. It's a statewide service backed by a network of local and regional educators, so you'll get information to meet your specific needs. Oh, and did we mention it's free?

Call: 1-800-232-9077
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After Hours: Leave a voicemail and we'll return your call the next business day.
Anytime: Email us at fil@umn.edu