For more information
or to donate items:

Allan Dragseth

Roger Odegaard


Red River Valley
Sugarbeet Museum
Crookston Minnesota

Exciting news at the Museum!
This year we will be Honoring
Wayne Langen
Wayne Langen  Head Shot
of Kennedy Minnesota
at the 2015 Harvest Festival
Sunday September 13th
Click here for Press Release

Also on Sunday Sept.13, 2015
we will be holding our 11th annual Harvest Festival. Doors will open at 10:00 for viewing exibits followed by a pulled pork and potato salad dinner at 11:30. At 1:30 we will start harvesting sugarbeets with horses  and vintage 1 and 2row harvesters. WE will also be threshing wheat with a steam engine and threshing machine as well as
plowing with horses.

Bring your camera and Grandpa and have a great time. Rain or shine we will go and we have trailers with soft seats for driving alongside the machinery.

Admission is free!



The year 2004 marked the formation of a new organization when eight Crookston area farmers incorporated as the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum, Inc. The purpose of the Museum is to collect and display Sugarbeet and Agriculture related equipment and memorabilia. The former Crookston Implement site consisting of two large buildings and 14.77 acres was purchased for this purpose. An agreement was negotiated with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council to purchase the buildings from the Museum with the Museum retaining 11.2 acres of land. A long term lease was signed giving the Museum 11,000 square feet of inside display area to be used for the showing of old Sugarbeet equipment and other Ag related objects.

Videos -Click this link.


WANTED: Machinery! >>>

Current Machinery List >>>

Current Restoration Projects:

View the restoration projects >>>


See our 5th Annual Harvest Festival Held Sept.13,2009>>>

In 2008 the Museum is honoring the Gust Swenson family of Crookston, MN.  Gust along with his two sons started the Gust Swenson and Sons Welding and Machine Shop in 1945.  Over the years they built numerous pieces of farm equipment which were sold world wide.

Museum Officers:

F. Row: Elliot Solhiem, Gerhard Ross, Roger Odegaard & Paul Dragseth.
B. Row: Steve Williams, Bruce Erdmann, Lonn Kiel & Allan Dragseth.

Allan Dragseth, President
Roger Odegaard, Vice President
Paul Dragseth, Secretary/Treasurer

Gerhard Ross, Board Member
Steve Williams, Board Member
Bruce Erdmann, Board Member
Elliot Solheim, Board Member
Lonn Kiel, Board Member

For more information or to donate items:

Allan Dragseth


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