For Faculty and Researchers
MAES supports U of M faculty and researchers in a number of administrative ways. This includes providing administration and accounting assistance with research funding requests, research reporting, and managing spaces available for plant growth and agricultural research.
Plant Growth Facilities and Ag Services
MAES oversees the maintenance and use of the Saint Paul campus’s Plant Growth Facilities and Ag Services. Any questions in regard to research space and facilities can be directed to the Ag Services Staff or the Plant Growth Facilities Staff.
Research Funding and Research Reporting
MAES oversees the distribution of both state and federal research funds including the Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, Animal Health, Hatch Multi-State, Rapid Agricultural Response, and Small Grains Initiative. The staff also submits the University’s annual federal report to NIFA in collaboration with Extension.
New Variety Review Committees
MAES has been supporting the work of University of Minnesota plant breeders for many decades. The Horticulture Variety Review Committee and Crop Variety Review Committee were established to assure the quality of horticultural plant and crop germplasm and related plant materials released by MAES.