Tuesday, the first day of Farmfest 2019 I stopped in at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) tent at Farmfest. Gordy our News Director works with Dan and Scott with the DNR reports each Friday during the mid-day news. The DNR has a large tent right next to the main south entrance. It was great to meet Smokey Bear at the DNR tent.

Smokey bear is celebrating his 70th birthday this year. On Thursday afternoon at Farmfest there will be a birthday party for Smokey Bear in the DNR tent. I think we all have heard Smokey Bear say "only you can prevent forest fires." While I was at the DNR tent I asked to have my picture taken with Smokey Bear!

There were many different booths and displays set up in the DNR tent along with a tank with examples of native Minnesota fish. In addition there were DNR staff there to answer questions.