Our faculty works with the University of Minnesota Extension to engage individuals and organizations in asking the challenging questions to discover science-based answers that make a difference.
Accomplishing the dual objectives of agricultural production while minimizing unwanted environmental effects
Animal housing and livestock systems
Providing technical education to stakeholders who design, build, and sell animal production facilities in the upper Midwest region
Cold Climate Housing Program
Promotes the idea of the "house as a system"
Providing engineering information about compost dairy barns
Improving the safety, durability, and efficiency of homes and buildings
Applying technical knowledge to ensure farmers efficiently apply the right amount of irrigation water as dictated by multiple scientific disciplines
Manure management and air quality
Providing engineering solutions for the collection and treatment of manure and air emissions from livestock and poultry facilities
Post-harvest handling of crops
This project by the late Bill Wilcke and professor emeritus, Vance Morey, still has an impact on Midwestern farmers today
Swine housing and equipment
Information on swine housing options and facility management guidelines for pork industry stakeholders including producers