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April 12: 'We Have Ag!' Event to Address Young Professionals Shaping Agriculture's Future

Event is from 2-3:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

2018-04-16
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-6-2018

Mankato, Minn. – The next panel discussion in a Minnesota State University, Mankato 2017-2018 “We Have Ag!” colloquium series will be held Thursday, April 12 and address “Young Professionals Shaping the Future of Agriculture.”

The event, free and open to the public, is from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The 2017-2018 “We Have Ag!” colloquium series is intended to highlight the University’s distinctive academics, research and industry connections in agriculture, food and natural resources. The series events will be live-streamed.

The format for each session will be a moderated panel discussion with an introduction, two-five speakers for five-eight minutes each, questions and open discussion for 20-30 minutes and closing remarks. All views are welcome. Deliberative discussions and light refreshments will follow each event.

The April 12 event is expected to include the following panelists:

  • Gabriell A. Edel, Partners for Affordable Housing
  • Ahnna Compart, Compeer Financial
  • Caitlin Keck, Environmental Tillage Systems
  • Glen Groth, Growth Family Farms

For more information about the colloquium series, including on-demand video of previous events and a list of upcoming topics, please visit the series website or contact the University’s Office of the Provost by phone at 507-389-1333.

“These are great forums in which to learn about the success stories of Minnesota State Mankato students, alumni, faculty and staff in their academics, research and industry connections,” said Marilyn Wells, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “These events will also help us explore our future potential as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA), a designation we achieved in 2015. We invite the campus and local communities to attend and join us in determining our destiny.”

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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