Farmfest is coming up next week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Red Wood County. Looking at the forecast it is going to be a little warm but I still hope to see you at Farmfest! There always seems to be more excitement at the Wick Forum Building when it is an election year because of all the political debate forums. I am sure this year will be no exception!


It will be a busy Farmfest for me because I will be moderating the first debate for the special Congressional election in District 1 Tuesday morning. Wednesday afternoon I will be moderating the forum on Getting the Most From Federal Ag Programs. Then Thursday afternoon I will be helping to announce the University of Minnesota Extension Farm Family of the Year Program.


In addition to all the exhibits there is an expanded Ride and Drive this year and the FFA & 4H Hay Bale Art Auction. New this year is the Networking Lounge where friends, colleagues and neighbors can relax, have some refreshments and listen to live music! Another recent addition to Farmfest is the Woman Farmer of the Year Award.

The 2022 Top 5 Finalists will be introduced Thursday morning and then the Woman Farmer of the Year will be announced. One of the Top 5 Finalists is from our immediate listen area Karen Kasper from Owatonna! It is going to be an exciting 3 days at Farmfest!


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