Save the Date: IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest

Start date: August 6, 2019 - End date: August 8, 2019

Location: 28269 Highway 67 Morgan, MN 56266

Save the Date: IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest

Mark your calendars to come visit us at booth #612 at the 2019 IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest Show!

MAPS AFNR Programming

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Location: South Central College E-123 1920 Lee Blvd, N. Mankato

MAPS AFNR Programming

Part of the Mankato area? We NEED YOU! Attend and learn more about the Mankato Area Public Schools Ag Food, Natural Resources Pathway and how you can get involved in the CASE curriculum. 

Agbusiness in Social Media

Date: August 9, 2019

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Location: Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 424 N Riverfront Dr #210 Mankato, MN

We live in the Greenseam – one of the most fertile areas of the world. The business of food generates millions of dollars and fuels our regional economy and social media has changed the marketing landscape. Learn how local agribusiness leaders are using social media and digital marketing to grow. Hear success stories that will work in other industries and find ways that you can be part of the online conversations in this vital area.

Panelists will include Wanda Patsche, AGvocate and author of MN Farm Living and Kristeena Patsche, Digital Media Manager for the MN Soybean Growers Association.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/AugustSMBM

Share your Ag Career Story with Students

Start date: April 24, 2019 - End date: May 7, 2019

Location: Farmamerica

Share your Ag Career Story with Students

Farmamerica & Junior Achievement are partnering to help local 7th and 8th-grade students explore careers and the exciting opportunities in agriculture.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We need volunteers like you to lead the activities and share your personal ag career story on any and all of the following dates at Farmamerica: April 24, 25, 26, 30 and May 2, 3, 6, 7.

Volunteer

New Uses Forum 2019: Accelerating Ag Innovation and Investment

Start date: March 27, 2019 - End date: March 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Mariott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd St Louis Park, MN 55426

New Uses Forum 2019: Accelerating Ag Innovation and Investment

The 2019 New Uses Forum is dedicated to the idea of accelerating innovation and investment. It brings together some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

Date: March 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza Mankato, MN 56001

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

This two-part evening event is open to the public with a free reception and a paid dinner with keynote speaker, Jonathan G. Zierdt. Mr. Zierdt will share "The Journey...a 15 Year Retrospective" at the dinner.

Reception for Jonathan Zierdt

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Verizon Center 1 Civic Center Plaza Mankato, MN 56001

Reception for Jonathan Zierdt

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — will host a reception celebrating President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt, considering his announcement of resignation from the organization as of March 15, to begin his next adventure. The public is encouraged to join us in honoring Jonathan for his accomplishments as well as his community and regional impact . 

GMG Open House

Date: February 12, 2019

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am

Location: 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100, Mankato, MN 56001

GMG Open House

Join us for our open house, from 7:30 - 9:00 am. Take a tour of our new office, meet our staff and enjoy a light breakfast.

Sign up for prizes to be given away during the open house!

  • GMG will be giving away tickets to our local Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
  • Radio personality, Sarah Fette will be here from MIX 99.1 to give away Kelly Clarksontickets for the February 16th show at the Xcel Energy Center!

This event is free and open to the public. 

2nd Annual Growing Acres Conference – Products of the Farm & Home

Start date: February 15, 2019 - End date: February 16, 2019

Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Riverland Community College, Austin Campus, West Building 1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

2nd Annual Growing Acres Conference – Products of the Farm & Home

Join us for a meaningful two days of networking and education with our regional community of organizations, growers, producers and those thinking of beginning a local foods or niche market business. Enjoy the spaces created for conversations on how to plan, implement and
grow a healthy local food culture.

Products of the Farm & Home Sessions of Interest
Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training-Keep It Safe! Keep It Legal, Suzanne Driessen
Keynote: Kathy Zeman, MFMA, 2019 Update: Food Licensing, Exemptions & Exclusions
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), Presentation & 1:1 Visits with Lolly & Jason
What it takes to transition to Organic Certification, Matt Leavitt from Albert Lea Seed
Niche Markets on the Farm (Organics/Cover Crops for Grazing) w/Jon Jovaag, Local Farmer
Marketing Whole Animals: Decoding Cut Sheets, Emma Schroeder
Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations Workshop, Kathy Zeman, MFMA

Please visit us online for full program details.

Ignite Minnesota Ag Tech Challenge – Final Pitch Event

Date: January 15, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Red Wing Ignite 419 Bush Street Red Wing, MN 55066

Ignite Minnesota Ag Tech Challenge – Final Pitch Event