Minnesota's Legacy

Minnesota's Farming Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,838
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,085
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Ongoing
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws 2017, Chapter 91, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 7, appropriates $1,500,000 in the first year and $1,950,000 in the second year of the FY17-18 biennium to the Minnesota Zoological Board.
Appropriation Language

Subd. 7. 

Minnesota Zoo

 

1,550,000

 

1,950,000

These amounts are appropriated to the Minnesota Zoological Board for programs and development of the Minnesota Zoological Garden and to provide access and education related to programs on the cultural heritage of Minnesota.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,838
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.22
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase the number of guests able to visit the Wells Fargo Family Farm by increasing opening dates

Measurable Outcome(s)

An additional 198,798 guests had the opportunity to visit the Wells Fargo Family Farm in the expanded opening period, beyond the original May-September season.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws 2017, Chapter 91, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 7, appropriates $1,500,000 in the first year and $1,950,000 in the second year of the FY17-18 biennium to the Minnesota Zoological Board.
Appropriation Language

Subd. 7. 

Minnesota Zoo

 

1,550,000

 

1,950,000

These amounts are appropriated to the Minnesota Zoological Board for programs and development of the Minnesota Zoological Garden and to provide access and education related to programs on the cultural heritage of Minnesota.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,085
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.27
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase the number of guests able to visit the Wells Fargo Family Farm by increasing opening dates

Measurable Outcome(s)

An additional 198,798 guests had the opportunity to visit the Wells Fargo Family Farm in the expanded opening period, beyond the original May-September season.

Project Overview

 Legacy Farm Program

Legacy funds allow the Minnesota Zoo to extend the season of the Wells Fargo Family Farm beyond its historical May to September season to include full programming and exhibits from April through November. 

About the Issue

Farming is at the heart of Minnesota’s history and development, yet today more than half of all Minnesotans live in urban or suburban settings with little or no exposure to Minnesota’s agricultural history or culture. The Wells Fargo Family Farm provides an opportunity for the Zoo’s 1.3 million guests to experience a working farm, directly interact with farm staff and animals, and learn to appreciate agricultural food production.