At the Southern Research and Outreach Center, we are committed to contributing to sustained social and economic development, the wise use of natural resources, and an enhanced quality of life in communities across Minnesota, the nation and the world, through integrity, visionary leadership, and high quality scientific research, education and outreach.

Our work is characterized by vibrant exchange and collaboration at all levels. It is both currently relevant and futuristic, utilizing the best technologies and methodologies in the ongoing pursuit of knowledge and truth. We effectively and efficiently apply our resources and strengths to make the greatest contribution within the overall framework of the goals of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the University of Minnesota.