BriefCase Institute

Small Gas Engines (SGE)

BriefCASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) Institutes are short intense professional development sessions. SGE is a specialization-level module in the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture series. The module provides technical application to mechanical systems, using small gas engines as the instruction tool. SGE BriefCASE will be held at Holdingford High School, Holdingford, Minnesota. These sessions are available to all agricultural and CTE educators and provides free updates to agriculture curriculum in the classroom. For more information on things to do in the area Holdingford area. For more details please contact Tyler Grunewald at 218-894-5141 or at [email protected]


SGE BriefCASE Institute

June 14-16, 2023 – in person

Will be held at Holdingford High School

900 5th Street, PO Box 250
​Holdingford, MN 56340

Will start off with orientation on  Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time

Hotel accommodations have been made at Baymont Hotel

820 Shamrock Ln, Albany MN 56307

Call 877-361-2496 for individual reservations. Hotel block name is BLOCK CASE. Average nightly rate is $102.57 plus tax.

The hotel does have the following amenities:

Free WiFi

Free Hot Breakfast

Indoor Pool and Hot Tub

24 Hour Business Center

Guest Laundry

Transportation from Minneapolis/St Paul airport to Albany/Holdingford can be arranged through Executive Express

Each day will run from 8 am to 5 pm except final day which ends at noon

Cost is $950.00 which includes daily lunch, snacks, supplies, and materials as needed.

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Wednesday, June 14

10:00 – Welcome and Orientation at Holdingford High School

(a 45 minute lunch break will be given each day at approximately noon)

5:00 – BriefCASE training ends for the day

Thursday, June 15, – Holdingford High School

8:00 am – 5:00 pm BriefCASE Friday will end at noon.

Friday, June 16 Holdingford High School

8:00 am to 12:00 pm BriefCASE training

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Cancellation Policy

  • •Full registration refund for cancellations before April 15.

  • •$50 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received later than April 15 but more than 30-days from the start date.
  • • $200 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received within 30-days from the start date or participant is a no-show. 

Holdingford Area Activities
Covered bridge located in Holdingford, as part of the Wobegon Trail

Brainerd Lakes

Itasca State Park (Headwaters of the Mississippi River)

Hiking and Biking Trails

Brainerd International Raceway