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University of Minnesota Extension


We have a new location! Please find us on the 2nd level of the Douglas County Courthouse. We are located in the northwest corner. That building is located at 305 8th Avenue West in Alexandria. 

The University of Minnesota is one of the nation's more than 100 land grant colleges and universities with a mission to engage in teaching, research and extension. Through Extension, land grant institutions "extend" their resources to address critical public issues through non-formal, non-credit education.

Minnesotans need timely, practical information they can trust. Extension's network of educators and researchers address the most pressing issues facing Minnesota in the areas of environment, food and agriculture, communities, families and youth.


Our business is to educate. We do that by bringing resources of the University of Minnesota to the people of Douglas County. We deal with concerns of youth, adults and families in their homes, farms, businesses and communities.

The University of Minnesota Extension provides education and research in:

  • Child and Youth Development
  • Community Resources
  • Crop Systems
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Family Development
  • Financial and Business Management
  • Horticulture
  • Leadership/Citizenship Education
  • Livestock Systems
  • Nutrition, Food and Health


The University of Minnesota Extension organizes the 4-H/Youth Development Program. If you know of young people interested in joining 4-H or if you would like to be a volunteer leader, please give us a call at (320)762-3890Skype Call. Or if you know of anyone interested in the Master Gardener Program, please contact us to get started.

University of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Extension
305 8th Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308
Fax: 320-762-3871
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