Events & Outreach

Upcoming Events

Horticulture Day - Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The SWROC's Horticulture Day will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Registration will be held from 9:30 am - 10:00 am with the program beginning at 10 am. Mail the registration form and the $35 fee by Friday, March 17 to the SWROC at 23669 130th Street, Lamberton, MN, 56152. 

  • 10:00 a.m. - Getting the most out of your trip to the garden center - Suzanne Schmiesing, Schmiesing Flower Farm
  • 11:00 a.m. - The lawn care calendar: Best management practices throughout the growing season - Jon Trappe, U of MN Extension
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - Beneficial insects: Telling friends from foes - Marissa Schuh, U of MN Extension
  • 1:45 p.m. - “Start mushrooming”  the reliable way to forage and not kill yourself - Stan Tekiela, Author/Naturalist/Wildlife Photographer

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.