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Industry Partners

The Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence boasts a strong relationship with a variety of industry partners to meet workforce demands, develop training and seminars, and to shape the future of agriculture in the region.

Not only do our partners hire many of our program graduates as interns and as full and part-time employees, but our partners utilize our Center for a variety of programs, training and continued education seminars. Our partners are also key leaders in the agricultural industry and their communities, setting an example for our program participants. They also offer support of many of the events the Center holds throughout the year.


Banking and Legal Institutions

  • Bremer Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Compeer
  • Gislason & Hunter LLP
  • MinnStar
  • United Prairie Bank

Workforce and Labor

  • Workforce Development, Inc.
  • Greater Mankato Growth
  • MN Department of Labor and Industry

Agricultural Organizations

  • Minnesota Turkey Growers Association
  • Minnesota Corn Growers
  • Minnesota Pork Producers
  • Minnesota Soybean Growers
  • National Pork Board

Agricultural Businesses

  • AURI – Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
  • C&B Operations – John Deere
  • CHS
  • Crystal Valley Cooperative
  • Davis Family Dairies
  • Highland Family Farms
  • Dupont-Pioneer
  • Kibble Equipment – John Deere
  • Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
  • POET
  • UFC - United Farmers Cooperative
  • CFS - Central Farm Service 
  • Ziegler CAT

Agri-Tourism and Entertainment

  • Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • FarmAmerica

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