U of M Extension Crow Wing County
Making a difference by connecting community needs with university resources to address critical issues in the county, and beyond.
The following programs are offered through the Crow Wing County Extension office:
- Insect Identification
Email a photo of the insect to have it identified by a U of M entomologist
- Soil Tests
Pick up a soil test kit at our office or visit for instructions.
- Pressure Canner Testing
Stop by our office to use our free pressure canner tester.
- Farm Info Line
Call 1-800-232-9077 to talk to an Extension Educator about
agriculture and small acreage farm questions.
- Farm Resource Guide
Printed copies are available for $25.00 in the
Extension office. A PDF download is available at no charge. Call to order.
- Household AnswerLine
Household experts can be reached at 1-800-854-1678 to help answer questions on topics such as cooking safety, canning and freezing foods, and stain removal.
- Gardening InformationOpens a New Window.
U of M Extension's online resource for information on Home Horticulture, Commercial Horticulture, and Pest Management.
- Oak Wilt Risk StatusOpens a New Window.
The risk of oak wilt infecting trees varies depending on the time of year and weather conditions - visit this link to learn the current risk status.
- Home Food Preservation Opens a New Window.
Access resources on Home Food Preservation and learn about upcoming in-person and online classes.
- Preserving Food at Home Blog Opens a New Window.
Follow the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP)'s blog for up-to-date information on current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.
- Ag Lease 101 Opens a New Window.
A resource for both land owners and land operators providing information on alternative lease arrangements (including sample written lease agreements for several alternatives).
- Farm Bill Educational MaterialsOpens a New Window.
Access online training materials developed in conjunction with USDA Farm Service Agency.
- See what's available through the University of Minnesota Extension
- Other Questions? Call 218-824-1065 to speak with Crow Wing County Extension staff.
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County Extension Committee
The County Extension Committee is comprised of nine members: two County Commissioners, Administrative Services Director, and six appointed citizens (one from each Commissioner District and one at-large).