Agriculture is the foundation of Minnesota’s economy.
Ranked #5 in the nation for total crop production, agricultural production and processing in Minnesota account for $57.5 billion in sales and more than 147,000 jobs
. Given agriculture's importance and geographic diversity, Minnesota State supports two agricultural centers of excellence — the Minnesota State Northern Agricultural Center of Excellence and the Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence. Here's a brief overview of how both centers are engaging industry, enhancing education and inspiring students today.