Did you know University of Minnesota Extension partners with the Water Resources Center?
by Mike Schmitt, associate dean, Extension and CFANS
As part of the University of Minnesota, Extension brings University research and education that improves economic, social and environmental conditions to all of Minnesota. Both Extension and the Water Resources Center are committed to improving water quality through research and education. By partnering together, both organizations have been able to maximize expertise and engage stakeholders to achieve our mutual goals.
For many years, Extension’s key involvement with the WRC was through one of its co-directors. In recent years, we have enhanced the partnership so that our water Extension educators from around the state have a stronger alignment with the WRC. The educators appreciate having core research and education personnel in one place on campus, and the educators report the educational needs from around Minnesota to the Center.
Extension’s educational efforts are targeted through courses and workshops or through social media, websites or other means. While there are multiple ways to impact water quality in Minnesota, Extension invests in educating people in making strategic decisions in water management.
We are proud to be working with Water Resources Center to help improve water quality in Minnesota.