Farm Bureau Day Celebrated at Farmfest

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap together with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall welcomed Farmfest attendees Wednesday to the free pancake breakfast. Farm Bureau served over 1,000 people in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center.

As part of Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest, AFBF President Duvall was on the “National Ag Policy Roundtable” panel.

Pork Chops

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and the Lyon County Farm Bureau are serving 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 in booth #007.

Agriculture Scavenger Hunt

The Agriculture Scavenger Hunt offers hands on education for children and their families on agriculture. To take part stop by the Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) booth (#007) at the North end of the show grounds to receive directions on how to participate while at Farmfest. When completed, stop back at the MFB booth for a prize.

Also in the Farm Bureau tent is the agriculture transportation handbook, grain bridging stickers and free ear plugs are available.

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Nicholas Gerhart, FBL Financial Group chief administrative officer, served on the “Addressing the Rural Health Care Dilemma in Minnesota” panel on Tuesday. Brent Koehler FBFS regional financial consultant presented the “Retire at Zero” session on Wednesday.

Attendees to the Farm Bureau Financial Services tent can learn more about the advantages of having an on-site SuperCheck® and, register for a chance to win a Yamaha 4-Wheeler and grab a bag of popcorn

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is among more than 500 companies displaying at this year’s Farmfest which runs through August 3 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minnesota. The event is produced by IDEAg, a division of American Farm Bureau Federation.

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