The Southern Minnesota Land Use Expo is a nonprofit organization. The second Land Use Expo is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 9 and 10. This year's event will be one mile east of Blooming Prairie on Highway 30.

Parking and admission will be free both days. Lunch will be available for purchase both days. Tuesday night there will be an Excellence in Agriculture Banquet. Social hour starts at 5:30PM at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club followed by the meal at 6:30PM. Comedy Sportz will provide the entertainment. Tickets are $20 and on sale now at Express Pressure Washers, Metal Services, Miner's Outdoor, B to Z Hardware and the Blooming Prairie Chamber office. Awards will be presented for the Young Farmer of the Year, Farm Family of the Year and Communicator of the Year.

Topics to be covered during the two-day expo will include nitrogen, cover crops, manure application and estate planning. There will also be a legislative session with local and state lawmakers.

The public is invited.