Department Overview

The University of Minnesota Extension at Rice County is the education outreach of the University of Minnesota, connecting education and research to the needs of citizens and communities in Rice County.
Rice County links with the University of Minnesota to provide trained Extension staff in the areas of youth development (4-H), nutrition education, agriculture, natural resources and home horticulture. Educational programs are offered in group settings, one-on-one contacts, mass communications, distance learning, self learning opportunities and collaborative efforts including families, youth, seniors, food producers, communities and organizations.
In addition to Rice County, 15 Regional Centers have been established around the state, funded with state and federal dollars, providing educational programming in the areas of: Land, Food & the Environment; Community Development & Vitality; and Youth Development & Family Living.

Rice County Contacts

Karen Anderson, Ag Extension Educator / (507) 332-6165
Kelly Chadwick, 4H Program Coordinator / (507) 332-6163
Kanko Akakpovi, SNAP-Ed Educator / (507) 332-5948
Barbara Montanye, Master Gardener Coordinator / (507) 332-6164
Lisa Holling, Administrative Assistant / (507) 332-6162
Phone:(507) 332-6109
Fax: (507) 332-9070
Webpage: University of Minnesota Extension
Address: 1900 Fairgrounds Drive #17, Faribault, MN  55021

Extension Committee


University of Minnesota Extension Information

Household Answer Line: 800-854-1678
Farm Information Line: 800-232-9077
Faribault Phone: 
507‑645‑9576 / 507‑744‑5185
1900 Fairgrounds Drive ‑ #17
Faribault, MN 55021
LuAnn Hiniker
Regional Director

Citizen Information

Citizen Information

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