Join your friends and neighbors at the University of Minnesota Open House on Thursday, September 12 at the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) in Waseca. Learn about the Center’s research, participate in fun activities, and interact with exhibits for all ages, backgrounds and interests.

Experts on turf, home horticulture and landscaping, and fruit production will be on hand to answer questions. Ask about the University’s work to develop the turf used to line Elm Avenue in Waseca, or about the University’s pumpkin variety trial, or whatever might be ailing your plants! Purchase locally produced honey. Learn about the MN grape industry and sample local wines and craft beer.

Follow your passport to visit interactive research displays about solving today’s problems in agriculture production as well as what tomorrow might bring. Take a short tour of the Center, find your way through the corn maze, and see farm animals. Children can engage in 4-H activities and games. Sign up to win door prizes along with the grand prize drawings for, fully processed and packaged pork.

          The University of Minnesota Open House will be held, rain or shine, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on September 12 at the Southern Research and Outreach Center. Hot dogs will be served from 4:30 to 7:30. The Center is located on the west edge of Waseca on County Road 14. For more Open House information, contact your local or regional Extension office or the Southern Research and Outreach Center at 507/835-3620.