September 2

10:00 a.m. Electric vehicles in Minnesota
Electric vehicles provide a new opportunity for cleaner and more efficient transportation, but how do they work here in Minnesota? We will talk about the technologies behind this shift, models available in Minnesota and our panel of plug-in vehicle owners (Jukka Kukkonen, Minnesota Plug-in Vehicle Owners)
11:00 a.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Ruhel Islam, Gandhi Mahal)
Noon SEWERMAN!
Sewerman takes you on a journey into the icky world of sanitary and storm sewers. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll plug your nose, you’ll hurl! (Dave Legvold, Legvold Farm)
1.00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Ruhel Islam, Gandhi Mahal)
2:00 p.m. The view from the tractor seat
The challenges and details of conservation farming. Is Minnesota falling far behind in making strides in conservation? Come hear about the buffer issue and some great research done by college students at St. Olaf and Carleton. (Dave Legvold, Legvold Farm)
3:00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Ruhel Islam, Gandhi Mahal)
4:00 p.m. What's wrong with my evergreen?
Are you seeing signs or symptoms of disease or stress on your evergreen trees? Hear an overview of common evergreens in Minnesota and the issues they may experience. We’ll talk identification, treatment and care for these issues. (MN Tree Care Advocate Program)
5:00 p.m. How to recognize good arboriculture
If you’re looking for a professional arborist, come learn about what to look for, questions to ask before hiring a professional, and how to identify improper practices that could harm your tree or property. (MN Tree Care Advocate Program)