Events and Outreach

People sit on hay racks and look at sugarbeet plants that a man is holding in front of them

The NWROC fulfills its outreach mission through Extension programs, an annual field day, off station field tours and programs, and personal accessibility to faculty and staff expertise. NWROC faculty plan and/or participate in approximately 140 different events annually that are held throughout the state of Minnesota and the region, including Canada. Our experts also receive several hundred contacts through phone, email, tweet, text, and personal office visits.

Upcoming Events

Crops & Soils Day- Wednesday, July 19, 2023

We are pleased to announce the Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s (NWROC) annual Crops and Soils Day event scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

The location of the event is at NWROC's Maintenance/Farm Operations Building located just south of Polk County Hwy 71 near the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus. Upon arrival, you will be directed to parking across the street from NWROC's office building.

Registration and CEU signup for the small grains morning tours are at 7:30 a.m. with tours beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration and CEU signup for the afternoon sugar beet tours open at 12:15 p.m. and the tours will start at 12:45. A complimentary lunch will be served around noon for all guests.

For questions, contact Megan Benoit at [email protected] or phone 218.281.8610.

Drainage Research Forum- July 20 & 21

Learn about the latest agricultural drainage research in Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. The forum will provide updates on drainage research and issues from the three states along with relevant research from across the upper Midwest.

The program will begin Thursday, July 20 with an afternoon bus tour highlighting on-going drainage research projects in northwest Minnesota. Friday's program on July 21 will run from the morning through the afternoon with presentations from drainage experts.

Cost: $75/person ($25/person for students) *includes admission to both days of the forum, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and refreshments

Location: Bede Ballroom (2nd floor of the Sergeant Student Center), U of M Crookston Campus (Google Maps)

Check out Back-to-back NW MN events in July: NWROC Crops & Soils Day and Drainage Research Forum for more information. 

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