Food and Ag

Minnesota State Mankato offers more than 50 courses related to food and agriculture. More than 160 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)-related companies recruit our students on campus. Request Information

Business Meets Ag

The MN Valley Business Journal published a feature about how Minnesota State University, Mankato plays a vital role in contributing to the needs and demands of its community and stakeholders through agribusiness initiatives.

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Henze Ag Innovators Leadership Development program

Henze donors

Growing innovative leaders in the agribusiness and food industries, this program is a select group of University students interested in exploring agribusiness and food careers as well as developing leadership skills.

Henze Ag Innovators program

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

big ideas challenge presentation

The CIE hosts the annual Big Ideas Challenge, a new venture competition. The competition hosts an agriculture, food and beverage division that encourages students to develop innovative solutions to industry and consumer needs related to food.

Big Ideas Challenge

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Affinity Group

AFNR Research students and professor

The Ag Affinity Research Group consists of interdisciplinary faculty and staff working together on research and projects in the region related to agriculture and food.

Food and Ag Programs

We offer a variety of undergraduate majors and minors, master's, and certificate programs in the food and agriculture industry.

Labs and Research

Cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities is one of the hallmarks of Minnesota State Mankato.

Centers and Institutes

Minnesota State Mankato is home to modern research facilities and a number of leading research centers and institutes.