Southern Research and Outreach Center - Waseca, MN

Southern Research
and Outreach Center

35838 120th Street
Waseca, MN 56093
Map to SROC (.pdf)

Phone: (507)835-3620
Fax: (507)835-3622

Centennial Celebration: Thursday, September 19, 2013

SROC Corn Maze photo

The University of Minnesota's Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Join us in Waseca at the Centennial Celebration! We'll have activities, displays, expert advice, food, and fun for the whole family.

Event Hours: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Free Picnic Supper: served 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Brief Program: 5:00 p.m.
(Event will be held rain or shine.)
Join us as we commemorate 100 years of agricultural research.

Fun things to do and see at this event: SROC Kids with Cow photo

  • corn maze
  • live llamas, piglets, calves, and milking goats
  • eat a "Minnesota grown" picnic supper
  • wagon tours
  • horse-drawn trolley rides
  • corn husking contest
  • 4-H games and activities for youth
  • aqua robotics
  • meet Goldy Gopher
  • purchase meat, cheese, and maroon & gold merchandise
  • dine at the "Chemopreventive Cafe" 
  • taste Minnesota wine SROC Horse Trolley photo

Educational activities and expert consultations:

  • Bring your garden or field plant samples. Get on-the-spot diagnosis of weed, insect, or disease problems.
  • Learn about the Minnesota grape industry, and sample locally produced wines.
  • Browse our display of historical photos representing 100 years of the SROC's history and contributions to agriculture.
  • Q&A about heirloom plants, invasive species, weeds and pests.

We look forward to sharing our history, accomplishments and vision with you on September 19th! SROC Man with Goldy photo

Location details:
Southern Research and Outreach Center, 35838 120th Street (map and detailed directions). West edge of Waseca, across from Loon Lake, at the intersection of West Elm (Old Hwy 14) and 120th St.

Questions? Contact Deanne Nelson (507-835-3620,, also Hugh Chester-Jones (507-837-5618), Vincent Fritz (507-837-5620), or Forrest Izuno (507-837-5615).

Thank you to our generous sponsors! See this event flyer PDF for a complete list of our Centennial Celebration sponsors.