Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Cultivates Agricultural Awareness with Ag Education Day   - June 1st

May 28, 2024

Mankato, MN - Join the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota on June 1 for Ag Education
Day. Ag is so relevant in our region, but many children only “see” it from a bus window. This FREE 
Museum day gives a hands-on opportunity to explore, learn, and ask questions about the importance 
of agriculture in our everyday life. Teaching children about agriculture at a young age can help 
them start recognizing how it impacts the world around them and can help them learn other important 
aspects about life.
"Ag Education Day offers a unique opportunity for children and caregivers to explore the 
fascinating world of agriculture in a fun and educational setting. Through hands-on experiences and 
engaging exhibits, children and caregivers will gain a deeper appreciation for the hard work
and innovation behind our food production from seed to table, and of course some awesome trucks 
including a tall side hopper, a grain trailer, an auger feed trailer and more!” said Rob Grover, Ag 
Education Day Committee Chair and Grover Farm Trucking LLC.
Ag Education Day will bring 3.5 acres of agricultural experiences to the heart of Mankato’s 
downtown, including over 10 semi-trucks, authentic tractors, cutting-edge drones, and a 
state-of-the- art combine simulator. But the excitement doesn't stop there! Attendees can immerse 
themselves in the Play Zone, where children can climb and crawl through large drainage tile 
systems, jump into the corn and soybean pits, participate in a captivating "truck wash,” and plant 
their own seeds. With these and more engaging activities, Ag Education Day promises an 
awe-inspiring environment filled with exploration, discovery, and fun for children and caregivers.
"We're thrilled to host Ag Education Day and provide a platform for children to learn and play 
while discovering the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. This event is a testament to 
the local, regional and national collaborative efforts of over 30 community partners and industry 
experts who have come together to make this day possible,” Louise Dickmeyer, CEO.

Ag Education Day is made possible thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Central 
Farm Service (CFS) – Central Advantage GS. Join us on June 1st from 9 am to 4 pm at 244 Lamm 
Street, Mankato, MN 56001, for an unforgettable day of exploration and discovery.

For more information and updates, please visit Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | PLAY. It’s 
what we do. (
About the Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is a nonprofit 
organization with a mission to ignite the natural curiosity of every child through the power of 
play in a dynamic, awe-inspiring environment. The Museum engages diverse audiences from across our 
region and enriches children and families with opportunities for hands-on play.

Since opening its doors in 2015, over 100,000 visitors—young and old—have visited annually. A 
central draw to the Museum is its interactive exhibits and a wide variety of programs, which focus 
on play, exploration, and ongoing education; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and 
Mathematics) programs; theater and cultural experiences, as well as many Ag education offerings.
The Children’s Museum offers daily opportunities for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to 
explore and play with their children in its indoor and outdoor spaces. More information at


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