Farm Bureau Day Celebrated at Farmfest

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap together with American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman welcomed Farmfest attendees to the free pancake breakfast sponsored by MFBF. This kicked off Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest, August 5, where Farm Bureau served nearly 1,100 people in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center.

Pork Chops
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and the Lyon County Farm Bureau are serving up pork chops on a stick throughout the duration of the show on the north central side at the end of Sixth Street. This fundraiser raises 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 next to the Livestock Demonstration tent.

Farm Safety
The Farm Safety Carnival for kids runs all three days in the craft tent and is co-sponsored with the local Farm Safety 4 Just Kids chapters.

In the Farm Bureau tent, an updated agriculture transportation handbook and new grain bridging warning stickers, as well as, free ear plugs are available.

Farm Bureau Financial Services
Stop by the Farm Bureau Financial Services tent, located just north of the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center (booth/lot F2) on Sixth Street. Register for a chance to win a Big Green Egg grill. Be one of the first 10 visitors to the tent each day and receive a coupon for a free Pork Chop on a Stick, redeemable at the Farm Bureau Food Tent.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is among more than 600 companies displaying at this year’s Farmfest which runs through August 6 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minnesota. The event is produced by IDEAg, a division of American Farm Bureau Federation.

Minnesota Farm Bureau 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.

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