Established in 1997 by the Minnesota Legislature, MAELC is comprised of sixteen educators, legislators, government officials, and agribusiness and community organization representatives. The Council represents all of the major institutions and groups in Minnesota with an interest in agricultural education and serves as a focal point for initiatives to improve agricultural education in the state. Funding for MAELC operations and programming is through the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
MAELC provides leadership to promote and expand agricultural education in Minnesota.
Minnesota is stronger when people understand the importance of agriculture.
It is important for agricultural education to serve both youth and adults.