Ag Food Science Exploration Day

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Exciting news!
Mower County 4-H, Nexus Cooperative, and Riverland Community College have partnered to offer the 3rd annual Agriculture and Food Science Exploration (AFSE) Day on Wednesday, July 10th. This program is for youth in grades 6-9 and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in science, biology, chemistry, engineering, computers, agriculture, mathematics, and food science.. If youth enjoy being outdoors, having fun, and learning about new things, this is the event for them!

Participants will explore possible careers in a?gronomy, animal science, and food science by participating in engaging tours and hands-on learning labs. 

Activities include:

  • Tour of Northern Country Co-op
  • Tour of Read’s Brown Swiss dairy farm
  • Ag Centric Technology trailer 
  • Hands on food science labs

Details of the day

Date: July 10th, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Riverland Community College (1900 8th Ave NE, Austin, MN)

This event is open to youth who have completed grades 9+

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Coming soon  If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H office: or 507-437-9552

Mower County 4-H
1105 ½ 8th Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912


What We Do:

  • We establish a learning community where students learn, study and explore together
  • We provide hands-on direct instruction from the industry professionals who work in these industries
  • Provide group projects for the students to build their teamwork skills
  • Showcase different organizations and the work they do in Ag and Food Science
  • Provide opportunities for fun and deeply interactive field trips to make the learning come to life
  • We provide snacks, lunches, and all accommodations to students
  • We enjoy fun out-of-class activities and dialogue to reinforce learning
  • We encourage students to continue to learn more about farm and household safety once they graduate from the Ag & Food Science Technology Day
  • We have fun in a safe and friendly environment!

Graduates will:

  • Learn about the opportunities they can have in agriculture and food science
  • Improve communication and problem-solving skills
  • Increase confidence, leadership skills and motivation for future studies in agriculture and food science technology
  • Recognize the importance of STEM, agriculture, food science, and natural resources in the local communities around Mower County and southeast Minnesota
  • Receive career exploratory advice and opportunities for future employment
  • Network with other young children and form relationships with them
  • Become involved in their community