Community Partners and Collaborations

The Community Outreach and Education team partners with local stakeholders to help broaden our reach and spread our mission of the Hormel Institute to further scientific knowledge and share that knowledge with the world.

We foster partnerships throughout Minnesota with partners such as Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, Austin Public Schools, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Hormel Historical Home, Austin Area Art Council, United Way Mower County, among others, to engage the community in cancer education, research, services, and prevention efforts.

We are always looking to form and build new relationships with many types of organizations:

  • Businesses
  • Community-based organizations and coalitions
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Health advocates
  • Hospitals and health care systems
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities

We look forward to establishing an ongoing program series, one-time event, or other ways that works best for your group. Please fill out Community Outreach and Education Project Idea Form with your ideas and needs.

More information contact: Kelly Vincelette, Community Outreach and Education Manager,