Sand Plain Research Farm

SPRF field with irrigation equipment


Irrigation Field Day August 10, 2023

June 20, 2023

University of Minnesota Extension invites you to a free field day at the Sand Plain Research Farm (SPRF) in Big Lake on Thursday, August 10th from 4pm to 7pm. The field day will highlight U of M research on advanced irrigation and nutrient management practices, and includes a complimentary dinner.

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