Since the very first Minnesota State Fair in 1859, the fair has remained dedicated to its original purpose of promoting Minnesota agriculture. Throughout the year and throughout the 12 days of the fair, the State Fair partners with a wide range of organizations to present dozens of opportunities to connect Minnesotans with the people and industries that produce our safe, wholesome food.
Each spring, the Minnesota State Fair partners with Minnesota FFA and local agriculture commodity groups to connect food back to farms for more than 1,400 Minneapolis and Saint Paul public school third-graders. This field trip event at the State Fairgrounds teaches young students that food does not come from the grocery store or refrigerator, but from farmers and their fields.
Follow the amazing journey of the Lawrence family as they prepare for the Mille Lacs County Fair, and ultimately, the Minnesota State Fair. It’s an inspiring look at agriculture and the intricacies, trials and tribulations of exhibiting livestock at fairs.
The Corn Roast booth is one of the most iconic and popular food stops at the Minnesota State Fair. This video shows the captivating journey of how 25 acres of corn, grown just west of the Twin Cities, makes its way from the field to the fair each day of the 12-day Great Minnesota Get-Together.
In these innovative videos, the Minnesota State Fair partners with the agriculture community to present insightful cooking techniques and conversations with local chefs and Minnesota farmers and food producers.
Agriculture touches every part of our lives. Whether you’re interested in business, banking, drones, robotics, food science or communication, just to name a few, agriculture-related jobs are in demand. Learn more in this video from AgCentric.