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WELCOME to the 2018 Central Minnesota Farm Show!

Since opening its doors over five 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 2019!

Each year the Farm Show committee awards 6 Central Minnesota area high school students with a $1000 scholarship.  We are pleased to announce the 2018 Central Minnesota Farm Show Scholarship winners:

 

High School

Mitchell Reirsma- Sauk Centre High School
Shelby Kuechle- Eden Valley Watkins High School
Craig Santema- Milica High School


College
Adam Kroll-NDSU- Pierz Healy High School
Kylee Kohl-SDSU- Litchfield High School
Jessica Kerfeld-SDSU- Melrose High School

For 2019 Scholarship information
Contact Kellie Libert at 320-656-3824 or email klibert@StCloudAreaChamber.com

The Central MN Farm Show committee is EXPANDING the scholarship prgram for 2019.  They will be matching dollar for dollar up to $5000 for donations/sponsorships towards $1000 scholarships for high school and post secondary students going into an agri related field of study.

CLICK HERE for information 



Would you like to volunteer at the 2019 Central MN Farm Show? Click on the green button below to sign up.

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Meet the Central MN Farm Show committee

Andy Noble- chair, Bernie Quist- vice chair, Cindy Battleson, Calvin Teubner, Ted Takkula, Inese Mehr, Col. Frank Imholte
not in photo: Amanda Groethe, Steven Ehni, Randy Kath, Brad Burkland

2019Central MN Farm Show Highlights

FREE online drawing- click the yellow star burst above that says "Register Here" to sign up.

FREE drawings at the show:

FREE daily seminars, see schedule below.

FREE Topcis on the Hour each day

FREE coffee and donuts from 9-11 a.m. each day
Cookies and Milk 2-4 Tues. & Wed. 1-3 Thurs.

Over 380 booths and 200 vendors-

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

Loads of FREE drawings at vendor booths.

Three full days to come and visit the show.

 

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2019 Premier Vendors

Dairyland Supply
Worms Lumber & Ready Mix
Pluto Legal
Agri-King, Inc.
Garage Door Store
Messer Repair & Fabricating, LLC
Big Gain Inc.
Belgrade Co-op
Stearns County SWCD
Arnzen Construction/St. Rosa
  Lumber
Growers Mineral Solutions
MidwestMachinery Co.
Hanson Silo Company
Catholic United Financial
Forward Farm Lines
Green Energy Products
Real-Tuff, Inc.
MEDA/Chem-Star
Peterson Farm Seed
Farm Systems
The Boot Shack
Arnold's of St. Cloud
Grassland Solutions
Kuhn North America, Inc
Munson Hybrids
Central Minnesota Credit Union
STOR-LOC
CHS Praire Lakes
Steffes Group Inc.
Twin Valley Tire
Albers Dairy Equipment, Inc
Ziegler Cat
 Paul Mueller Company
RetroGreen Energy
Geringhoff
Jenkins Iron and Steel Inc.
Tri County Foam Insulation
Minnesota Farmers Union
Jordan Ag Supply Inc.
Hydro Engineering
Traut Companies
Country Acres/Benton Ag
The Land
Complete Grain Systems Inc.
Mimbach Fleet Supply
Wieser Concrete Products, Inc.
Bazooka Farmstar
Ok Tire Store, Inc.
PowerLift Hydraulic Doors
Thunder Seed
Centra Sota Coop
American Door Works
Zip's Diesel Injection Service, Inc.
Legend Seeds, Inc.
Alltech
Carlson Wholesale, Inc.
HotsyMinnesota
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Rinke Noonan Attorneys at Law
Rob-See-Co
Feed Stuff Bagging
Northland Building Inc.
Aldrich Tractor Inc.
Real Time Pain Relief
Ellingson Companies
 Weatherstar Company
Farmers and Mechants State Bank
Leadstone, Inc.
Patz
Artex
Osakis Silo Repair
Ag Spray Equipment
Granite Electronics
Structural Buildings
Culbac-TransAgra Int'l Inc.
Finken Water Treatment, Plumbing,
 Heating and Cooling
Compeer Financial
Advantage 1 Insurance
 
CLICK here for a list of all our vendors
as of September 19, 2018

 

FREE Seminars

2019 Farm Show Seminar Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, February 26th  
 

 Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 a.m.

Bell Room

Carrying the Load: Is your equipment fit for the road?

 SESSION 1: 10:30- 11:45 A.M. 

Alexander  ROOM

Grain Marketing Tips: Grain prices and volatility are very low. Margins are tight and there is little room for error in pricing decisions. What is a producer to do? Instead of looking for one big answer, let’s turn to my celebrity grain producers. Grandma keeps it simple, while Peter looks for help from options. Earl wants to know about carrying charges, while Hank holds grain too long. Their performance as marketers illustrate important tips towards making better pricing decisions.

Edward Usset serves as a Grain Marketing Economist for the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota, the developers of FINPACK software and a variety of educational programs. Working with his colleagues at CFFM and in extension, Ed developed the award winning “Winning the Game” series of workshops. In addition, he manages Commodity Challenge, an online marketing education game that uses real-time cash and futures data. He teaches "Commodity Markets" at the University. The 2nd Edition of his book, “Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)” was released in November, 2015. He is also a regular columnist for Corn and Soybean Digest.


 

 SESSION 2: 1:30- 2:45 p.M. 

BELL and ALexander ROOMs

Peterson Farm Brothers
sponsored by:

 

Day 2: Wednesday, February 27

 
SESSION 1: 10:30- 11:45 A.M. 

BELL and Alexander ROOMs

Greg Peterson- Machinery Pete
Latest Trends with Used Farm Equipment Values

Machinery Pete will highlight the latest trends in the used farm equipment market. Are values up? Down? Holding? Pete will provide a historical look at used equipment values going back almost 3 decades and point out current opportunities for the best deals.

     

Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.

In July of 2015, MachineryPete.com launched its marketplace with leading edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

 

 SESSION 2: 1:30- 2:45 p.M. 

BELL AND ALEXANDER ROOMS

Greg Peterson- Machinery Pete
Machinery Pete Tales from teh Auction Trail
Machinery Pete has been covering farm machinery auctions since 1989. Pete will share some of his favorite stories from along the way, some focused on unique tractors and machinery, other stories focused on people. These stories are sure to make you smile. 
 
Machinery Pete is sponsored by:
  
 
 

 

Day 3: Thursday, February 28


 SESSION 1: 10:30- 11:45 A.M. 

BELL ROOM

Transition Planning part 1
 

 SESSION 1: 10:30- 11:45 A.M. 

Alexander  ROOM

 

Truth in Tarrif, Trades, and Taxation


 

SESSION 2: 3:00- 4:30 p.M. 

BELL ANDAlexander Room
 

Tansition Planning part 2

 

Support the Central MN Farm Show

The Central Minnesota Farm show is a three day show that draws vendors and visitors from all over Minnesota and neighboring states. If having a booth in the sold out show doesn't fit your marketing needs, consider a sponsorship to align your business with this show featuring American farmers and boasting 3500+ attendees.
CLICK HERE  to download the printable sponsorship pdf
or click on the button for online sponsorship registration.

2018 Sponsors

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 487 St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487 320-251-2940