What Is AgriGrowth?

Founded: 1968

Mission and Purpose

Advocating for Minnesota’s Agriculture and Food Sector

The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization representing the agriculture and food systems industry.  Formed in 1968, AgriGrowth’s strategic approach to public policy advocacy, issues management and collaboration seeks to foster long-term sustainability, competitiveness, and business growth.

AgriGrowth also strives to serve as a convener and trusted information source, bringing together its members to address critical challenges and provide solution-oriented outcomes.  AgriGrowth’s industry-wide perspective is essential in a state where the agriculture and food sector is the second largest economic driver.

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  • Over 170 companies, organizations, and individuals
  • For current list, visit our Members page


  • Non-profit, non-partisan, member-based association
  • Elected board of directors

Three strategic priorities guide AgriGrowth’s work:

  1. Advocating for a positive business climate for Minnesota’s food systems & agriculture
  2. Building awareness, trust, and support for our sector with “key influencer” audiences
  3. Serving as a convener and thought leader on issues relevant to the future growth and prosperity of our sector.