AgriBusiness State of the Agriculture Panel

Date: July 23, 2019

Time: 11:45 am- 1:00 pm

Location: Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C Street Marshall, MN,, (Please park on C Street or Prospect Drive)

Join us and the Marshall area Chamber of Commerce as they host a panel of agriculture experts to discuss the state of agriculture in 2019.

Cost is $10/ person for Marshall chamber members and $15/ non-chamber members. The event will include lunch. 


Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota

Date: September 12, 2019

Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Location: United Farmers Cooperative, 705 E 4th St, Winthrop, MN 55396

Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota is an ag technology day for everyone in rural Minnesota to learn about the challenges and opportunities of broadband. 

For more information and to register, click here!

Nominate a Business for a GreenSeam Award!

Date: November 12, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm

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

Each year we honor outstanding businesses and individuals in our community at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. Nominate a deserving business by Sep. 16 for these premier business awards, to be held Nov. 12, which now also includes the Business Legacy Award!

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. 

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.


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.

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


Start date: January 23, 2019 - End date: January 24, 2019

Location: Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota


Foundation for the Future

2019 Ag Summit

Date: March 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Austin, MN

2019 Ag Summit

Welcome to the Riverland Community College 2019 Ag Summit. This summit is a celebration and coming together of the energy, people, and ideas that are propelling the Center for Agricultural and Food Science Technology forward. Forward in ways that are building a base for even more good things to come.

Similar to the way our college and programs are innovating we will learn about innovation and how it moves into places to help people with their needs. Riverland is improving our community and our world by innovating and providing “Best in Class” programming and instruction.

Look for more information soon.