Events & Outreach

Upcoming Events

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Outreach

Vetsch corn group

The SROC is an integral part of CFANS' teaching and outreach mission. Our center conveys university research information in a way that meets the ever-changing needs of local and regional constituents. 

The SROC hosts opportunities, field tours, and special events to share the newest research findings from the University of Minnesota and their potential impact.

Winter Crop Days

January

University researchers, Extension specialists, and other invited experts present research-based data and information related to profitable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable crop production strategies and systems to enhance the value of agriculture and the rural landscape in today’s ever-changing global climate. Certified Crop Advisers may be eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) in nutrient, soil and water, pest and crop management. Intended audience: producers, farm managers, agribusiness professionals, lenders, educators, government agency personnel, and others interested in agricultural production and rural issues.

Horticulture Day

March

Horticulture Day is typically held the first Friday in March at the Southern Research and Outreach Center.

Intended audience: beginning or seasoned gardeners, landscaping enthusiasts, Master Gardeners, organic growers, fruit and vegetable producers, or anyone interested in learning more about the natural, outdoor environment.

Agronomy Field Tour

June

The Agronomy Field Tour is typically held in June at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca. The 2021 Agronomy Field tour was held as a virtual program via Zoom on Tuesday, June 22. The program was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube. 

       Evaluation of weed management systems in a dry spring - Tom Hoverstad
       Do high fertilizer and commodity prices affect fertilizer rate guidelines? - Jeff Vetsch
       Corn stand establishment, growth, and development - Jeff Coulter

Intended audience: producers, farm managers, agribusiness professionals, lenders, educators, government agency personnel, and others interested in agricultural production and the environment.