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Organizations Affiliated with UMC

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Within the University of Minnesota system, for which the Twin Cities campus serves as the centralized hub, you will find four additional coordinate campuses:

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)
A non-profit corporation created by the State of Minnesota to strengthen its economy through the research and development of new uses for Minnesota farm products.

Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES)
The mission of CRES is to encourage entrepreneurship through educational leadership, applied research, and insightful consulting by engaging the students, faculty, and research facilities of the University of Minnesota in Crookston with regional entrepreneurs.  CRES serves an eleven-county region in Northwest Minnesota.

EDA Center
The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is one of more than 40 university centers nationwide, supported by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.  The EDA Center conducts applied research, provides direct technical assistance and delivers educational programs to economic development agencies that support the economy of economically-distressed rural communities throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA)
The MRHA is a membership organization that exists to help rural citizens, healthcare providers, and organizations learn about how public policy issues may affect them and to teach them advocacy for the interests.

Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
AHEC is a federal/state cooperative agreement to educate health profession students in medically underserved areas of the state. Crookston is taking leadership in collaborating with other communities in the region to promote existing health programs and to bring community and University interests together to address health-care workforce concerns in the region.

Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC)
Formerly known as the Northwest Experiment Station (NWES)
An agricultural research station adjacent to UMC.  It has been in operation since 1895.

Northwest Educational Technology System (NETS)
A coalition of regional higher education institutions employing technology to foster cooperation, communication, efficiency and access.

Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
A citizen board working in partnership with the University of Minnesota to sustain communities, economies, and natural resources in northwestern Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Extension Service
The University of Minnesota Extension Service is the major educational outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, with a presence in every county of the state. The Crookston campus is home to a regional office.

Valley Technology Park
A community partnership driven business incubator.