With Farmest 2012 underway, it is important to accentuate the importance of Minnesota’s farm families—the foundation of both our agriculture and our rural communities. Minnesota farm families raise crops and livestock efficiently in an environmentally friendly way; they also account for more than $3 billion in exports and provide the raw material for Minnesota’s leadership in renewable energy. This is why Governor Dayton has proclaimed today, August 9, 2012, to be Farm Family Recognition Day in Minnesota.
You can view the Governor’s Proclamation here.
At 1:30 p.m. today at Farmfest, the University of Minnesota will recognize farm families from every pocket of our state for their contributions not only to agriculture, but to their local communities as well. The University’s Farm Family Recognition Program has honored Minnesota’s farm families for 30 years for playing a pivotal role in our state’s agriculture industry and in their respective local communities.
For information on the Farm Families recognized by the University of Minnesota in 2012, you can view their 2012 Farm Families page here.