The 2025 AFNR Blueprint is based on hundreds of stakeholders sharing their views and expertise during six Listening Sessions convened around the state in October 2017. It also includes the work of 37 AFNR education experts who reviewed and elaborated on the results of the Listening Sessions. Listening Session participants and committee members described an imagined future for AFNR education in 2025, developed goals from those imagined futures, recommended strategies that could achieve those goals, and suggested indicators that would measure how well goals were achieved. Listening Session participants and Blueprint Committee members focused on these five sectors of AFNR education:
Their vision resulted in the following four broad goals for AFNR education:
Learn more about the goals, strategies and indicators of success laid out in 2025 Minnesota Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (AFNR) Education Blueprint (PDF).