Our Partnerships

Riverland has established a strong tradition of partnerships with The Hormel Foundation, K-12, the National Science Foundation, The U.S. Department of Labor, MnSCU’s Centers of Excellence, and with local and regional business and industry. Partnerships are being pursued with the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers.

Seed House

How We Connect with Our Industry Partners

We strive to develop long-lasting and fruitful relationships with our industry partners. Crafting and developing a unique destination for cultivating conversations centered around agriculture and food science technology is at the heart of our work. We offer our Center for Agricultural and Food Science Technology space to those businesses and organizations who are looking for spaces to meet at. Our Austin West campus rooms, laboratories, and Ag Center can be reserved for your use by contacting Agriculture Instructor Nick Schiltz at nick.schiltz@riverland.edu. We offer on-campus catering services and easily accessible parking lots. We are happy to accommodate your needs.

Examples of events we are happy to accommodate include:

  • Board Meetings
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Team meetings
  • Developmental/incubation spaces
Soil Health Presentation
One hundred and thirty farmers (130) and conservation-minded individuals come to Riverland to learn about soil health.

Whenever our industry partners are on campus, they have the great potential to interact with Riverland staff, faculty, students (including Agricultural Science and STEM students), community members and leaders, and local farmers and agribusiness professionals.