From food and animals to the environment and technology, we cover it all!

As we continue into the 21st century, there’s an increasing need to ensure the integrity of our food supply, to maintain the health of our environment, and to strengthen our agricultural economy. At the University of Minnesota Crookston you can become a leader in the areas of agriculture and natural resources as you learn to balance environmental sustainability with the use of emerging technologies to enhance production. Explore our experiential-based programs and find out where you can make a difference.

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The University anticipates the next cohort for NXT GEN to move forward in Fall 2025

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Agriculture & Natural Resources Activities Day (ANRAD) - Event for High School Students

ANRAD Logo 50+ years strong

Agriculture and Natural Resources Activities Day (ANRAD) has been taking place at the University of Minnesota Crookston for over 50 years. It is an annual event that allows area high school students the opportunity to participate in agricultural activities. There are over 15 contests for students to compete in. The contests are overseen by UMC Agriculture and Natural Resources Department faculty. In 2019, over 50 high schools participated in this event.

Learn more about ANRAD

Horse Donation Program

Would you like to donate or lease a horse or other equipment and supplies to the Equine Science program? There are many benefits!

Learn more about donating


Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-8101