Central Lakes College
Ag and Energy Research Center
FIELD DAY
Friday, August 23, 2019 9:00 – 2:30pm
26505 County Road 2 Staples, MN

The public is welcome to Central Lakes College Ag & Energy Center’s 51st Annual Field day. There is something for everyone with drone demonstrations, local foods tour, local legislatures, and plot tours available that day. There will be a free lunch for all in attendance and apple crisp will be served in the gardens following the luncheon program. See the detailed schedule below or contact Melody at melody.weber@clcmn.edu or Hannah at hannah.barrett@clcmn.edu for more details.

9:00 – 9:30 Drone Flight
– Hands on Demonstration
9:30 – 2:30 Tractor Ride and Drive
– Courtesy of Midwest Machinery
9:30 – 10:30 AgXplore—NZONE MAX
– Nitrate Reduction Water Quality Study
– Brandon McMillan, Mitch Whyte, Mark Peltier
9:30 – 10:30 Sunflower Research
– White Mold Study
– Bill Underwood and Chris Misar
9:30 – 10:30 Edible Bean Presentation
– Byron Fisher (Chippewa Valley Bean)
10:30 – 12:00 Central Minnesota Irrigator’s Meeting
– Further details to be determined
10:30 – 12:00 Fruits for Northern Climates
– Presented by Thaddeus McCamant
11:00 – 12:00 Kid’s Program
– Tractor Driving
– Potato Digging
– Exploring Technology
*Will bring home fresh veggies*
11:00 – 12:00 Living Legacy Gardens Tour
12:00 Lunch Program
– Ag and Energy Research Overview
*Troy Daniell State NRCS Director
(Natural Resource Conservation Service)
1:30 – 2:00 Drone Flight
1:30 – 3:30 Forage Council Fencing Demonstration
– Hands-on energized fence workshop
– See and try a variety of fencing equipment
1:30 – 2:30 Living Legacy Gardens Tour
2:00 Ice Cream Social with Apple Crisp
at Living Legacy Gardens