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Student Related Events

The Center hosts multiple events throughout the year that provide educational, leadership and networking opportunities for those in attendance. Team members of the Center also attend many events, representing our agricultural programs and opportunities at trade shows, expos, festivals and careers fairs. 


Spring Career Fairs:

Throughout this spring, we will be visiting career fairs in St. Charles, Windom, Fairmont, Waseca, Owatonna, Austin, Monticello along with visiting numerous classrooms throughout southern Minnesota.  To schedule us to visit your school, reach out to us by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Minnesota State Fair - Education Building (September 1, 2022)

Are you visiting the Minnesota State Fair?  If so, visit us in the Education Building the morning of September 1st at the Minnesota State booth.  We'll be there representing the Minnesota State Agricultural Centers of Excellence and look forward to answering any questions that you have about agricultural programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Breakfast on the Farm (September 10, 2022, Goettl Farms in Le Center)

Visit us with our John Deere combine simulator at Breakfast on the Farm!  The Le Sueur and Blue Earth County Farm Bureaus invite YOU to the 2022 Breakfast on the Farm!  Breakfast is FREE of charge, but donations are appreciated.  Enjoy experiencing a modern farm, seeing farm animals, climbing in farm equipment and a delicious pancake breakfast. This is your chance to learn about farming and where your food comes from from real farmers!

State Agricultural Centers of Excellence and look forward to answering any questions that you have about agricultural programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

EXPERIENCE STEAM at the Mall of America (August 10-14, 2022)

EXPERIENCE STEAM is a 5-day event set to spark interest and excitement in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) with mall guests! Activities will include a STEAM Carnival, student robotics competitions, and FREE pre-registered camps and workshops. Providing the STEAM experience is just the beginning. The next step is to follow the pathway to post-secondary education and a career in the STEAM field. We are here to guide the way!  To learn more information about this event, visit https://ncatech.org/experience-steam/.  We will be part of this event at the STEAM Carnival on Thursday, August 11th.

Farmfest (August 2-4, 2022)

We will be at a brand new location this year at Farmfest in the UMASH Wellness Pavilion.  As a sponsor of this area, we'll be focusing on health and farm safety and you can find us there all 3 days.  We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, visit http://umash.umn.edu/minnesota-farmfest-2022/.

GreenSeam Celebration of Ag (July 21, 2022)

Join us to celebrate the success of agriculture, hear about GreenSeam’s accomplishments of the past year, network with key ag leaders, and enjoy a Mankato MoonDogs vs. Minnesota Mud Puppies game!  Our Executive Director will be one of the speakers where the theme is focused around talent and education.  Visit https://greenseam.org/celebration-22/ for more details.

MN FFA State Convention Career Connections (April 25, 2022, Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum - MN State Fairgrounds)

As part of the MN FFA State Convention, this event features multiple institutions showcasing the many career pathways and opportunities in agriculture. Each year this event features an agriculture simulator, drone (UAV) demonstrations, giveaways and visits with Ag, Food and Natural Resources career professionals. The Minnesota State FFA Convention has over 3,000 FFA members throughout Minnesota in attendance, and takes place at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus as well as the MN State Fairgrounds.  To see highlights of 2022's event, take a look at this video:

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