The Staples campus of Central Lakes College will host the first Ag & Energy Expo on Friday, Feb. 18, a free event that features a farmer-professor as keynote speaker. Randall Reeder of Ohio State University, who has been involved in agriculture his entire life, will discuss soil management, food/agricultural and biological engineering, water quality, and other current topics regarding trends in agriculture. The day-long event that includes a light breakfast when the show starts at 9:30 a.m. and roast beef lunch is co-sponsored by CLC and Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank of Wadena, Staples, and Long Prairie. Potential registrants and exhibitors may contact Julia Palmer at (218) 639-7615 by Feb. 15. Break-out sessions will address energy crop opportunities and developments at the CLC Agriculture and Energy Center near Staples. College representatives who will be participating include Robert Schafer, Del Lecy, Bob Rick, Keith Olander, and Nathan Converse.