The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) will be among more than 600 companies displaying on over 50 acres of land at the 2014 Farmfest. Farmfest takes place August 5-7 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minnesota.
Tuesday is Farmfest Young Farmer Day
On Tuesday, August 5, Farmfest will celebrate the next generation of Minnesota farmers. Throughout the day, they will be featuring education and special events geared toward young farmers that will be influencing Minnesota agriculture in the coming years. Wrap up the day with the Farmfest Young Farmer BBQ in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center at 5:00 p.m. RSVP through the Farmfest registration website. This event is free to Farm Bureau members.
Farm Bureau Day – August 6
Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest will be Wednesday, August 6. MFBF will be serving a free pancake breakfast to the first 1,000 people from 8-10 a.m. in the Wick Building.
Eat at the Farm Bureau Food Stand
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and the Lyon County Farm Bureau will once again be serving pork chops. This fundraiser will raise funds for agriculture and safety education, agricultural leadership development and agricultural research programs. Besides pork chops, Schwan’s ice cream, pickles and assorted beverages will also be served. The booth is located on the north central side at the end of Sixth Street.
Visit the Farm Bureau Tent and Farm Safety Carnival
The Farm Bureau display will be located in the same tent as the pork chop stand in booth number 007 on the north side of the Farmfest grounds. The Farm Safety Carnival runs all three days in the Farm Bureau tent and is co-sponsored with the local Farm Safety 4 Just Kids chapters. The Safety Carnival offers hands on learning for children and families about avoiding farm dangers and how to be safe while on the farm. Information will also be provided on services available to Farm Bureau members in Minnesota, as well as information on Farm Bureau Financial Services. Minnesota Farm Bureau staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.