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Student Related Events

The Center hosts multiple events throughout the year that provide educational, leadership and networking opportunities for those in attendance. Team members of the Center also attend many events, representing our agricultural programs and opportunities at trade shows, expos, festivals and careers fairs.

MN FFA State Convention Career Connections (April 25, 2022, Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum - MN State Fairgrounds)

As part of the MN FFA State Convention, this event features multiple institutions showcasing the many career pathways and opportunities in agriculture. Each year this event features an agriculture simulator, drone (UAV) demonstrations, giveaways and visits with Ag, Food and Natural Resources career professionals. The Minnesota State FFA Convention has over 3,000 FFA members throughout Minnesota in attendance, and takes place at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus as well as the MN State Fairgrounds.

STEM Meets Ag, Food, and Natural Resources Academy (June 27 - July 1, 2022)

The Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence is partnering with the Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence offering a 5 day educational experience targeted for 6th - 9th Graders and has a theme of Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Earth.  Over these 5 days, students will be engaged in a variety of activities and take tours of multiple places to help them understand the connection between clean air, clean water and clean earth.  Each day will run from 8AM - 4PM and the cost of the academy is $250.00.  Included will be tours to Alternative Roots Farm, Minneopa State Park, Spring Lake Park and Hiniker Pond.  A limited number of $50.00 scholarships are available for those with identified financial need.

View the flyer and to register, please visit https://cset.mnsu.edu/STEM-SUMMER-ACADEMIES

STEM Comes Alive Boot Camp (Summer 2022, Riverland Community College, Austin Campus)

STEM Comes Alive Boot Camp is a free, fun, and fast-movingSTEM Comes Alive Boot Camp is a free, fun, and fast-movingone-week boot camp that makes science, technology,engineering, and math (STEM) come alive for area studentsentering grades 9-12.

STEM & Career Exploration Expo (not held in 2021 due to COVID-19)

Goals of the STEM & Career Exploration Expo are to change student perceptions of STEM and high tech, high wage careers, explore related career possibilities, and share the information re: educational pathways required to realize those opportunities.

InTENse! Summer Program

InTENse is an opportunity offered by Minnesota FFA for students in grades 10 and 11 to gain hands-on experiences in agricultural careers at Minnesota colleges and universities.

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