CFANS at the Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, August 22 – Labor Day, September 2, 2024 | 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

CFANS staff, students, and faculty: Sign up to volunteer as a greeter in our CFANS exhibit! Training is provided in advance. You receive a free admission ticket for the day and a CFANS T-shirt. 

Goldy, Interim President Jeff Ettinger and Dean Brian Buhr visit CFANS at the State Fair

Daily Features (9 a.m.9 p.m.)  

  • CFANS exhibit | Pop-up learning with CFANS departments, dive into a 360° virtual reality experience, take a selfie in a canoe, and watch for special giveaways throughout the Fair.
  • Master Gardeners | Get your gardening questions answered by representatives from the University's Master Gardener program. 
  • Turfgrass Science | Ask University turfgrass experts all your lawn care questions.
  • Forever Green Initiative | Find out what new crops are on the horizon and those making a great debut from Forever Green researchers.