Written by senior Marisa Nix, communication intern in University and Alumni Relations.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Activities Day (ANRAD) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Events will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Crookston across campus. The annual event gives area high school students the opportunity to participate in agricultural activities to earn scholarships. 

There are more than 15 contests for students to compete in. The contests are overseen by the UMN Crookston Agriculture and Natural Resources Department faculty. Last year more than 50 high schools participated in the day. 

An awards ceremony culminates the exciting day. Scholarships, plaques and certificates are awarded to school teams and individuals for each contest. Over $32,000 in scholarships are available to award-winning students. We are looking forward to celebrating 50 years and honoring past, present and future participants of Agriculture and Natural Resources Activities Day. 

The deadline for registration is on or before November 29, 2019. Registration is a $10 nonrefundable fee. Register online at https://z.umn.edu/ANRAD2019.


First known as Ag Activities Day, the competition included eight contests and was designed to give students the opportunity to observe and practice judging and learn to choose teams. 

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at c.umn.edu  

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at system.umn.edu

Story Contact: Shawn Smith