AgCentric

Connecting
Education & Agriculture

AgCentric is a Minnesota State program that bridges the gap
between agriculture & education.

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Advocate Agriculture

A regional voice for agriculture, we collaborate to bring agricultural information and programs to our classrooms and beyond.

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Education
& Training

AgCentric gives students the pathway to successful careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.

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Career
Pathways

Working with partners from higher education, industry and government, AgCentric provides many learning opportunities.

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Risk Management Workshops

Managing risk in today's volatile markets can be challenging. We are here to help. With 6 dates and locations, there is sure to be one near you. Agenda items include: Risk Management Strategies, Marketing and Crop Insurance 101, Understanding Cost of Production and Benchmark data and questions to consider upon entering a farming operation.

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Farm Business Succession and Estate Planning workshops

An emphasis area of this workshop is not only how to transfer the “financial business” but how to transfer the “management and responsibility” of the farm business. The workshop is designed to provide time for hands on planning and discussion for the farm family.

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Rural Mental Helpline

A new Farm & Rural Helpline is now available to Minnesota farmers and rural residents. The service, funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670.

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Down on the Farm

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts. Anyone who interacts with farmers on a regular basis, including county, state and federal agency staff, veterinarians, bankers, crop consultants, clergy, farm organization staff and board members, social service workers, nurses and other medical professionals, farm management and high school ag instructors, Extension staff, and others.

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