MN Ag Expo returns to Mankato on January 19 and 20 | News


MANKATO, Minnesota – Minnesota’s premier indoor agriculture trade show returns to an in-person event in 2022. Following a virtual hub in 2021, the MN Ag Expo will be held Jan. 19-20 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.

“We are delighted to reunite with our fellow farmers and the farming community,” said Mike Skaug, president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Beltrami farmer. “MN Ag Expo is always a staple for growers across our state. After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, we certainly don’t take Expo 2022 for granted.

The MSGA and Expo co-sponsors, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, will hold their annual meetings and finalize their 2022 policy resolutions on January 19 and 20, respectively.

This year, the MCGA and MSGA have once again compiled a diverse roster of speakers and breakout sessions. South Dakota breeder and advocate Amanda Radke will be the afternoon keynote speaker, and Army veteran Jack Zimmerman will share his inspiring story at Thursday’s “Food for Thought” lunch. Farm management expert Kent Thiesse is preparing to make the Morning Ag Economic Outlook presentation.

“The audience is so excited to meet again,” Radke said. “The farming community is so tight-knit, and we have missed that camaraderie and camaraderie.

The MCGA’s reception and silent auction takes place on January 19, highlighting the work of the 52 MCGA County corn organizations. It will be followed by an animation by comedian Todd Andrews during the dinner banquet.

While at the Expo, be sure to stop by the MCGA booth in the show to learn about the many ways the state’s corn growers are building a brighter future for Minnesota agriculture. Connect with old friends, find freebies, find out how your corn deduction funds are working for you, and explore the benefits of membership.

“Minnesota Corn is proud to co-sponsor MN Ag Expo and other events that allow farmers to network, hear from industry leaders and explore the latest trends in agriculture,” said MCGA President Bryan Biegler. “We look forward to celebrating and honoring our base members and I look forward to getting together.

The MSGA will also host its annual Carnival Fundraiser on January 19 at the Loose Moose Salon to support the MSGA’s advocacy mission in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

Participation in MN Ag Expo is free, but registration is required. Register online at

“Our members and sponsors have led our mission since 1962, and we are grateful for the opportunity to surrender again as a farming community,” said MSGA Executive Director Joe Smentek. “There will be something for everyone at this year’s Ag Expo. “

This article was submitted by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.


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