Farm Business Breakfast
The Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee's Farm Business Breakfast that was held Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall was a big success! It was nice to see a big crowd with only a few empty seats. That also meant that everyone that wanted to attend was able to get a ticket as only 200 were available. Tuesday was chosen for the Farm Breakfast because it was National Ag Day and the first day of spring.
In the picture are members of the Randolph FFA. The Randolph FFA put together a few agriculture facts and quiz for National Ag Day.
Of Minnesota's 54 million acres 27 million are used for agriculture.
Lester is Minnesota's state soil
Minnesota is #1 in the nation in turkey production
Hogs are Minnesota's top producing livestock commodity
Agriculture and the food industry is the second largest employer in Minnesota
There are only 96 frost free days in Northern Minnesota and 163 in Southern Minnesota
In Minnesota 1.32 million acres are devoted to conservation and wet land reserve programs.
The United states consumes the most corn in the world.
The Randolph FFA members printed copies of the fact sheet to put by each place setting at the Farm Business Breakfast. It is always fun to work with "Young Professionals."