Farmers, local food producers, marketers and meat processors are invited to attend a Meat Processing and Agricultural Forum, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8pm at the St. Peter Community Center (Community Room 219), St. Peter, MN.
The DFL Rural Caucus is hosting this forum to discuss what is being done to expand market opportunities for Minnesota meat producers and to create a more diversified, resilient meat supply – beef, pork, sheep, lamb, poultry, goat.
The forum will also highlight state legislative initiatives for family farmers - drought relief, soil health and emerging farmer programs. Information on Forever Green and other programs that make Minnesota farmers more resilient in the face of a changing climate will also be discussed.
Featured speakers include
· Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison;
· Anne Schwagerl, MN Farmers Union Vice President, Prairie Point Farm, Browns Valley;
· Jeff Brand, HD 18A DFL candidate, St. Peter;
· Sen. Nick Frentz, Assistant Minority Leader, MN State Senate (D-Mankato)
Moderated by Theresa Keaveny, Chairperson, DFL Rural Caucus, this forum is free and open to the public.
The DFL Rural Caucus stands up for DFL values in rural communities - comprehensive health care for working families, world class K-12/pre-K education, support for family farmers and beginning farmers, vital main street businesses and border to border broadband. The group advances these values through voter engagement, outreach and work to elect DFL candidates supporting Rural Minnesota priorities. Visit www.dflruralcaucus.org
Contact: Theresa Keaveny, Chairperson, DFL Rural Caucus 507.766.9159