About SROC

The Southern Research and Outreach Center conducts innovative basic and applied research in the areas of agricultural production, human health, renewable energy, and the environment. 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 and around the world. 

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We are one of 10 unique Research and Outreach Centers throughout Minnesota within the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

Our work is characterized by vibrant exchange and collaboration at all levels. 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.