Events & Outreach

Upcoming Events

Southern MN small grain plot tour

June 22, 2021 | 1-3 pm

The Small Grain Summer Plot Tours provide farmers and crop consultants with the tools to make small grain production successful and profitable. University of Minnesota Extension small grain specialists and educators will present information on:

  • Production agronomics
  • Variety selection 
  • Pest identification and management
  • Fungicide use

Advancing Ag webinar: Pesticide resistance - How do you know it's happening to you?

June 23, 2021 | 11 am - noon

We continue to see issues with pesticide resistant insects, weeds, and disease and many have experienced a problem with poor pesticide performance. How can you sort out application and environmental effects from actual resistance? Researchers and Extension specialists will discuss how to avoid performance problems and how to make sure pests management strategies are effective. IPM Specialist Bruce Potter will lead this discussion and question and answer session.

Advancing Ag webinar: Edge-of-field practices for mitigating water quality

July 28, 2021 | 11 a.m. - noon

Professor Jeff Strock will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session on the effectiveness, benefits and drawbacks various edge-of-field practices for mitigating water quality.

Panelists are still being selected; further details will be added at a later date.

More information on the Advancing Ag webinar series.

Other educational event opportunities

See University of Minnesota Extension Courses & Events for additional educational opportunities.

Outreach Programs

For the Agriculture Industry

Each growing season our researchers hold field days for interested participants to come to our center to see and learn about research trials and directly interact with researchers. We share research results at winter meetings that bring farmers, crop consultants, public agents, and researchers together.

For Horticulture Enthusiasts

Every spring, we host a Horticulture Day program that engages participants with a range of topics ranging from vegetable gardening to soil health to landscape design. Our speakers come from both research and industry backgrounds to share their expertise.

For Students

In collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension, we host Elementary Field Day, a program that engages area 4th graders with agriculture, and University on the Prairie, a summer camp that engages junior high and high school students with science topics.