Farm Bureau at Farmfest
By from news reports
Date Modified: 08/13/2012 10:43 AM
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation will be among more than 600 companies displaying on over 50 acres of land at the 2012 Farmfest.
Farmfest takes place Aug. 7-9 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minnesota.
Farm Bureau Day – Aug. 8
Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest will be Aug. 8. MFBF will be serving a free pancake breakfast to the first 1,000 people from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the forum tent.
Trent Loos at Farmfest
On Aug. 8-9, Trent Loos will be in the Farm Bureau tent signing his new book, "Loos Tales." He will also be in the forum tent at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8 moderating the "Consumer Preferences…Future Changes for the Livestock Industry" panel and at 3 p.m. delivering his own "Stop Defending Agriculture" presentation.
On Aug. 7, Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap will participate in the panel for "Water Quality Initiatives…Future Impacts for Farmers" beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the forum tent.
Minnesota Farm Bureau Vice President Duane Alberts will be on the panel for the "Consumer Preferences…Future Changes for the Livestock Industry," forum at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8.
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.