WELCOME to the 2017 Central Minnesota Farm Show!

Since opening its doors over four decades ago, the Farm Show has been a popular community event for Central Minnesota. Visitors can look for special product offers, entertainment, and educational opportunities from a variety of professional vendors. Explore our website to learn more about agri-business and farming in the region, register for prizes, and check out what’s new and different in 2017!

Each year the Farm Show committee selects 10 central MN area high school students to award a $500 scholarship.  We are please to announce the 2017 Scholarship winners:

High School
Andrew Wilwerding - Melrose
Kylee Kohls - Litchfield
Anna Donnay - Kimball
Adam Kroll - Pierz
Katherine Gathje - Eden Valley/Watkins
Rachel Turck -  Litchfield
Morgan Erickson- SDSU/Atwater
Rebecca Schubert - NDSU/Sauk Rapids
Eric Branch - U of Minnesota/Alexandria
Austin Schmitt - U of Minnesota/Royalton

To apply for the 2018 Scholarship CLICK HERE ( link will be active in June 2017)

Would you like to volunteer at the Central MN Farm Show?  CLICK HERE(link will be active in June 2017)  for a description of the duties and then click on the pink button below to sign up.

2017 Central MN Farm Show Highlights

FREE online drawing- click yellow star burst above "Register Here"

FREE drawings at the show: $100 gift card from Arnolds of St. Cloud, iPad mini, childs toy.

FREE daily seminars, see schedule below

FREE Coffee and Donuts 9-11 each day

Over 200 vendors, more than 380 booth, click on vendor link at top of the page.

Linder Farm Linder broadcasts from the show

KASM and WVAL radio stations broadcasting live from the showroom floor.

Loads of FREE drawings at vendor booths

3 days to come and visit the show


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FREE Seminars

2017 Farm Show Seminar Schedule

Day 1 Tuesday, February 28th  
 Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 
Session 2: 1:30-2:45

  • Carrying the Load:  Is your equipment fit for the road?
  • Steve Krueger - Commercial Motor Vehicle officer with MN State Patrol– will provide the latest rules and regulations on roadside inspections, load securement, transporting hazardous materials, road safety with farm equipment, federal farm exemptions and State statutes, and common paperwork and equipment violations.
  • Market Outlook Seminar
    • Commodity Market Outlook- Jim Emter and Ryan Nadgwick from Van Ahn and Company, Inc. will share an outlook for grain and livestock markets, crop inputs, and discuss marketing tools and marketing plan strategies.
Day 2 Wednesday, March 1st
Session 1: 10:30- 11:45
Session 2: 1:30-2:45
  • Turning Precision Data into Profits
    • Panelist Brad Carlson - U of M Extension Educator for Crops; Jess Wold - ISG Specialist, Midwest Machinery Co.; Nathan Kosbau - Regional YieldPoint Specialist, CHS Country Operations; will provide insight into turning precision data into profitable management decisions; how to apply variable rate nitrogen technology on your farm; how you can be sure the data is dependable;  where the data goes once it’s “up in the cloud” and who has access to it; how to protect your data; best apps for analyzing and comparing data; and what’s coming next?
  • Market Outlook Seminar
  • Joe Spader – President and risk management consultant at DairyVisor, Inc. will share an outlook for dairy, beef, feed, and grain markets, and discuss marketing tools and marketing plan strategies.
Day 3 Thursday, March 2nd
 Estate Planning Part 1: 10:30- 12:00,
Estate Planning Part 2: 1:30-3:00
  • Planning Your Legacy
    • Panel presentation by Cathy Olson- Sr. Business Analyst at AgStar Financial Services; Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota Extension Educator; Brian J. Schoenborn, attorney at Stinson Leonard Street; present key steps, tax strategies, and insights on developing and implementing a successful farm transition plan.

 Support the Farm Show, be a Sponsor

The Farm show is an amazing 3 day show that draws from all over the state and neighboring states.  If having a booth in the sold out show doesn't fit your marketing needs, consider sponsoring to align your business with this show, Amerian farmers, and the 3500+ attendees.
CLICK HERE(link activated in June 2018) to down the printable pdf
or click on the button for online sponsorship registration.


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