State Fair

State Fair preparations have begun

By Gary Deters

In 2023, with help from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, we redesigned our Minnesota State Fair exhibit space in the Agriculture Horticulture Building. This redesign required a lot of thought and planning to update the display’s function to better educate fairgoers on lawn care and water use (Figure 1). Although the State Fair is months away, we have already begun planning for our annual exhibit in late August.

What type of questions did people have at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair?

By Shane Evans

With the cancellation of the State Fair in 2020, the UMN turfgrass research group was primed to interact with, and answer, the many questions State Fair patrons would have. As in years past, the outreach-education booth (Figure 1) was housed within the Agriculture/Horticulture Building in the CFANS wing.  

Come see us at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair!

The Turfgrass Science team will be at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair starting this Thursday, August 26 through Labor Day, September 6.

Minnesota State Fair 2021

four image collage of a sprinkler head, creeping charlie, a japanese beetle

Thank you to our funders!

By Eric Watkins

Come see us at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair!

By Dan Sandor