Extension Office

Extension Services

The University of Minnesota Extension Service / Watonwan County is committed to lifelong learning by connecting community needs with University of Minnesota resources.

For the people of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota and its Extension Service have helped build and sustain strong families, businesses, farms, and communities for more than a century. More than 800,000 Minnesotans participate in extension programs annually.

Extension Programs

Extension delivers statewide programs to Minnesotans in five main areas:

  • Agriculture, food, and environment
  • Community vitality
  • Family development
  • Natural resources and environment
  • Youth development

Local Programs

For more information about available services in Watonwan County call 507-375-1275. All county services are at the Mankato Regional Center, which can be reached at 888-241-3214. Programs available locally are:

  • 4-H youth development
  • Agriculture business management
  • Family resource management
  • Farmers' hotline: 800-232-9077
  • Food science answer line: 800-854-1678
  • Health and nutrition
  • INFO-U: 800-525-UofM
  • Leadership and civic engagement
  • Master gardener program
  • Natural resources management and utilization
  • Nutrition education program
  • Yard and garden line: 612-624-4771
  1. Physical Address
    108 Eighth Street S
    Resource Center
    St. James, MN 56081


    Fax: 507-375-1260


    Monday through Friday

    8 a.m. to Noon

    1 to 5 p.m.