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CLC holding Agriculture and Energy Field Day

CLC 2015 Field DayCentral Lakes College will hold its annual Agriculture and Energy Field Day from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at the Ag and Energy Center in Staples.

Everyone is welcome to attend the day of fun, educational events. There is something for all ages.

“The Ag and Energy Center has been a catalyst in applied research for over 47 years. This year proves to be an exciting one with over 40 research and demonstration projects active at the Center,” said Keith Olander, CLC’s Dean of Agricultural Studies.


Below is the schedule of events:

9-10 a.m. Quadcopter (Drone) demonstration

9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Living Legacy Garden walk

9 a.m.-noon Corn and soybean tour

9- 11:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m. Machinery and tractor demonstration ride and drive for all ages

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nitrate water testing

9:30-11:30 a.m. Local foods tour

9:30-10:30 a.m. Edible beans tour

9:30-11:30 a.m. Byron site tour

11 a.m. Sunflower research tour

11 a.m. Oil press demonstration (Biofuels)

11 a.m. MDA research presentation

11 a.m. John Deere Field Connect demonstration

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fruit wine tasting

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch program. Speakers: Agriculture commissioner Dave Frederickson and Rep. Collin Peterson

1-3:30 p.m. Byron site tour

1-2 p.m. Alternative Fruits for Cold Climates lecture (Advanced registration required and a $5 fee.)

2-3:30 p.m. Apples in Northern Minnesota lecture (Advanced registration required and a $5 fee.)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Quadcopter demonstration

2:30-4 p.m. Living Legacy Garden ice cream fundraiser

To register for the lectures, email kentscheer@outlook.com with name, contact information and number attending session.

For more information call the CLC Ag and Energy Center at 218-894-5141 or go to


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