University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler hits the road this week for a quick tour of southwestern Minnesota.
It looks like he’ll get his first taste of Farmfest near Redwood Falls as well.
I covered Farmfest several times during my eight years as an MPR reporter in central Minnesota. My advice for Kaler: bring your mud boots, it always seems to rain during Farmfest. And make sure you grab a sandwich at the beef tent. Yum.
Here’s Kaler’s travel itinerary from the folks at the U of M News Service office:
Tuesday, Aug. 2
12 noon – Speech to the Rotary Club of Marshall outlining his vision for the future of the university
Marshall Golf Club
800 Country Club Drive
4 p.m. – Tour of Newport Labs, the nation’s largest private diagnostic lab and largest manufacturer of autogenous biologics for swine and cattle
1524 Prairie Drive
Wednesday, Aug. 3
8 to 9 a.m. – Participate in Minnesota Farm Bureau breakfast
Farmfest, Redwood Falls
9 to 10 a.m. – Tour Farmfest grounds and visit the Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean tents.
10 a.m. – Media availability in the University of Minnesota tent, next to Forum tent
10:15 a.m. – Remarks to Farmfest attendees in the Forum tent
11:30 a.m. — Arrive at the university’s Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton and tour “University on the Prairie,” a three-day education program for area kids to learn about science
Southwest Research and Outreach Center
23669 130th St.