If you want to dig in deeper to any of the topics you've read about here, take a look at these resources. You'll find links to University of Minnesota Extension, various research and outreach programs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Grown™, and active grower associations throughout the state.
University of Minnesota Resources
Information about all the fruit varieties developed at the University of Minnesota.
Research-based information on growing fruit, and a whole lot more.
Cold hardy grape cultivar development, research on growing grapevines and making wine.
Timely information about fruit integrated pest management (IPM), with particular focus on management of new and emerging pests
Business management, crop production, and natural resources conservation information for Minnesota's small farms.
Directory of local farms and products, farmers markets, and events. A service of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
State policies, grants, organic certification, food safety, and pest management.
Organization that promotes the Minnesota grape and wine industry. You’ll find info on Minnesota wine events, winery passport, commercial growing guides, and grapevine nurseries.
Organization that promotes and supports Minnesota apple growers. Workshops, variety information, grower directory.
Prominent organic farming organization that hosts the largest organic farming conference in the country. Policy advocacy, certification info, educational events, beginning farmer support, organic farm directory, newsletter,
Organization that supports and promotes local fruit growers through workshops, group plant orders, and newsletters.