CHS Miracle of Birth Center at the Minnesota State Fair

The Miracle of Birth Center started in 2001 and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and members of the MN FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine play in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep, goats and ducks, the display highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health, and quality of life.

Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help in the birthing process. Many of your clients visit this exhibit, and they would be excited to see "their" veterinarian at work. This is also an excellent opportunity for large animal veterinarians to interact with students and the public, and recruit them into the large animal field. Each year our volunteers remark that this is an experience they will never forget!

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Minnesota State Fair 2020 is Canceled
At a time when MVMA staff is usually ramping up the state fair volunteer solicitation emails we are sad to share what you probably already know, the 2020 MN State Fair will not be held. We are happy that the health of all fairgoers and volunteers have driven this decision.

We want our volunteers to know that we look forward to planning 2021 MN State Fair exhibits and you will be receiving those volunteer emails and phone calls (if necessary) because we could not do it without you.

View State Fair cancellation announcement

Thank you for your past service and stay well!
-MVMA Staff