Last Call for 2017 Volunteers!

Only a few spaces remain, help us meet our goal of filling the 2017 MOBC volunteer calendar 100%. If you are already scheduled for an MOBC shift and wish to add to your spots, please email Melissa at If you have not yet signed up, use the link to the volunteer sign up below.

2017  Volunteer Quick Links:

Click here to view current DVM volunteer list

Click here to view current Vet Student volunteer list


Volunteer Protocol    Calving Protocol    Lambing Protocol    Farrowing Protocol

Common Q&A:  
Swine    Dairy    Goats    Sheep/Lambs   Poultry

Not yet a volunteer? 


CHS Miracle of Birth Center at the Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, August 24, through Monday, September 4, 2017

The Miracle of Birth Center is celebrating its 17th year and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Minnesota, and members of the National FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine plays in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep 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!

Dr. Florian Ledermann’s  Reflections:  From Dreams to Reality

Click below to commit to your desired 2017 shifts:

2017 Volunteer Sign-up form

If you are already signed up for a shift and wish to add an additional shift, you must email us directly at

Already a volunteer? Make sure to download the protocols and complete communications guidelines before arriving at the Miracle of Birth Center. Just click on the links below, and print out each sheet.

Media/Communications Training

Volunteer Protocol    Calving Protocol    Lambing Protocol    Farrowing Protocol

Common Q&A: 
  Swine    Dairy    Goats    Sheep/Lambs   Poultry

For a Volunteer Press Release you can send to your local papers - Volunteer Press Release

Need Directions? Click below to view a map of the fairgrounds