For the past five decades, families and business owners have been frequenting the Central Minnesota Farm Show! Held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, the 2018 Farm Show will run three days, from Feb. 27-March 1 usually from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ending at 3 p.m. on March 1.

Visitors can look for special product offers, entertainment, and educational opportunities from a variety of professional vendors. Check out our list below to find out why you should be there!

Why You Should Visit The Central Minnesota Farm Show

1. Support Agricultural Scholarships For Students

Heading out to the Farm Show is a great way to show your support for the agriculture field, as well as students who are considering joining.

Each year, the Central Minnesota Farm Show committee awards scholarships to 10 area high school and post-secondary students who are going into an agriculturally related field of study. This year, the scholarships are being increased from the normal $500 to an amazing $1000! Contact the committee if you or your business would like to help support these scholarships.

Sunrise over a farm’s corn field in Central Minnesota.

2. Awesome Drawings

While you’re at the Farm Show, be sure to sign up for some amazing drawings! Some of the loot up for grabs will be:

  • 21-piece socket set from Midwest Machinery;
  • Case Ram 3500 Service Toy Truck from Arnold’s of St. Cloud;
  • $100 gift card to Arnold’s of St. Cloud;
  • iPad Mini; and more!

3. Free Coffee & Donuts

And you can’t forget about the food . . . stop in between 9-11 a.m. each day for free coffee and donuts! Fuel up before you make the rounds, or sit in on some seminars.

4. Excellent Seminars

The Central Minnesota Farm Show hosts a number of informative seminars across many agricultural issues. The sessions are different every day. This year, learn about:

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Carrying The Load: Is Your Equipment Fit For The Road?

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Water Quality & Buffer Zone Panel

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Market Trends On Agricultural Equipment – Looking Forward

10:30-11:45 a.m. & 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 1

Estate Planning, Parts 1 & 2

10:30 a.m.-noon & 1:30-3 p.m.

5. Tons Of Great Booths & Vendors

Of course, one of the biggest draws to the Farm Show is the more than 390 booths this year, along with 200 vendors! And guess who’ll be there with them . . .

6. Visit Colorful Concepts!

Come visit Lynn, Jon and more of the team all three days of the Central Minnesota Farm Show! Learn how we can help with your agricultural building finishing – like the project we recently finished at Forsman Farms, a fourth-generation egg farm in Cokato, MN!