Research

researchThe North Central Research and Outreach Center is characterized by the diversity of its research activities. The unique soil, climate, social and economic environment in north central Minnesota provide opportunities to conduct research that contributes to sustainable economic systems and improve quality of life for the people of Minnesota. A key focus is horticultural research, because the center is the northern-most land grant experiment station in the continental United States providing valuable USDA Zone 3 cold hardiness testing.