Field days: Visit with checkoff-supported researchers

Conducting experiments, collecting data and publishing findings are all part of the research process, but another component of checkoff-supported research is presenting information to the public.  

This is where field days and agronomy focused events come into play.  

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) invests in research to provide further education and best practices for Minnesota soybean growers. With 35 research projects funded in fiscal year 2023, sharing and promoting results are the next steps in funding the research project itself.  

Field days allow attendees to ask questions of researchers, be hands-on with the work and see the results for themselves.  

Check out the field days listed below by area of Minnesota:  


  • Pesticide Safety Education Field Day Opportunity 
  • When: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
  • Location: University of Minnesota Southern Research & Outreach Center, 35838 120th Street, Waseca, Minn. 56093 
  • What: There will be a variety of pesticide safety and application topic demonstrations and hands-on activities in a field day setting. 
  • Cost: $45, includes lunch 
  • Registration & more information: https://learning.umn.edu/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=48743657 


  • Wright County Soil Field Health Day 
    • When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024 
    • Time: 4:30 –7 p.m. 
    • Location: Dave Neske Farm, 2562 2nd St SW, Buffalo, Minn. 55313 
    • What: This field day will showcase how intercropping of corn and soybeans can work to introduce more diversity in a field. 
    • Cost: Free 
    • Registration: Contact Wright Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD) at 763-682-1933 ext. 3 
    • More information: https://extension.umn.edu/event/wright-county-soil-field-health-day 


  • 2024 Crops & Soils Day 
    • When: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 
    • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    • Location: Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC) Maintenance/Farm Operations building south of Polk County Hwy 71 on NWROC’s campus 
    • What: A tour for producers, agriculture professionals and the community to learn about the research at the facility. A small grain and sugarbeet tour will take place.  
    • Cost: Free
    • More information: https://nwroc.umn.edu/events/2024-cropssoils-day  


  • Southern Minnesota State University (SMSU) Agronomy Field Day 
    • When: Friday, July 19, 2024 
    • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
    • Location: SMSU’s Field Trial Farm Site 

As planting finishes up, more field day dates will be announced. Check back periodically for more information. 

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