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 2018!

Each year the Farm Show committee awards 10 Central Minnesota area high school students with a $500 scholarship.  We are pleased to announce the 2017 Central Minnesota Farm Show Scholarship winners:


High School
Andrew Wilwerding - Melrose
Kylee Kohls - Litchfield
Anna Donnay - Kimball
Adam Kroll - Pierz
Katherine Gathje - Eden Valley/Watkins
Rachel Turck -  Litchfield
College
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 2018 Central MN Farm Show?  CLICK HERE (link will be active in June 2017) for a description of volunteer duties or click on the pink button below to sign up.



2018 Central 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: $100 gift card from Arnolds of St. Cloud, iPad mini, childs toy.

FREE daily seminars, see schedule below.

FREE Topcis on the Hour each day

FREE coffee and donuts from 9-11 a.m. each day
Over 380 booths and 200 vendors- click on vendor link at top of the page.

Linder Farm Network broadcasts from the show.

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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FREE Seminars

2017 Farm Show Seminar Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, February 28th  
 Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 a.m.
Session 2: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

  • Carrying the Load: Is your equipment fit for the road?
  • Steve Krueger, Commercial Motor Vehicle officer with MN State Patrol, provides 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. share an outlook for grain and livestock markets, crop inputs, and discuss marketing tools and plan strategies.
Day 2: Wednesday, March 1st
Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 a.m.
Session 2: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • Turning Precision Data into Profits
    • Brad Carlson, U of M Extension Educator for Crops; Jess Wold, ISG specialist, Midwest Machinery Co.; and Nathan Kosbau, Regional YieldPoint Specialist, CHS Country Operations; provide insight into turning precision data into profitable management decisions. Learn how to apply variable rate nitrogen technology on your far, 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.
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  • Market Outlook Seminar
  • Joe Spader, president and risk management consultant, DairyVisor, Inc., shares an outlook for dairy, beef, feed, and grain markets, and discusses marketing tools and plan strategies.
               
Day 3: Thursday, March 2nd
 Estate Planning Part 1: 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Estate Planning Part 2: 1:30-3 p.m.

 
  • Planning Your Legacy
    • Cathy Olson, senior business analyst, AgStar Financial Services; Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota Extension Educator; Brian J. Schoenborn, attorney, 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 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 (link activated in June 2017) to download the printable sponsorship pdf
or click on the button for online sponsorship registration.

Sponsors

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 487 St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487 320-656-3831
farmshow@stcloudareachamber.com