Minnesota Farmers Union has scheduled 15 “Rural Issues Discussion” meetings in the upcoming weeks around Minnesota to discuss rural Minnesotans’ priorities on topics like health care, local food, Minnesota Grown, ditch mowing, hunger issues, buffer zones, beginning farmer programs, and more.
These meetings are open to the public, and SFA members are encouraged to attend and voice their thoughts and expertise on the importance of sustainable farming and soil health. Attending some of the meetings are Minnesota leaders like Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, Human Services Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Matt Wohlman. Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish will also be in attendance at each discussion.
The schedule starts March 27 with meetings in Oronoco and Winona, and moves on from there to Norwood Young America, North Mankato, Windom, Willmar, Alexandria, Little Falls, Roseau, Goodridge, Moorhead, Park Rapids and Isanti.
SFA Executive Director Theresa Keaveny will attend the North Mankato meeting, so be sure to say hello if you attend.
To view the entire schedule, click here.