The 100th Annual Farm Business Breakfast, (a spinoff of the Annual Farm Business Luncheon), was well attended by farmers, producers and business people alike!
The historical themed breakfast was presented by the Ag-Business Committee and featured local producers: Living Greens Farm, Jennie-O Turkey Store and The Cheese Cave. Deputy Ag Commissioner, Andrea Vaupel answered questions and provided an overview of policies that are currently being reviewed that could help/ aid local farmers, as well as citizens. Senator Amy Klobuchar provided a pre-recorded video message, which thanked farmers for their hard work being the backbone of our economy. Master of ceremonies, Gregg Bongard, Ag-Lender at 1st United Bank, stressed the importance in connecting with local leadership, as well as politicians to make sure each person’s voice is heard.
The breakfast was held during National Ag Week, which celebrates the abundance provided by all things agriculture! The breakfast also honored 2018 Rice County Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees, (The late- Cap Peterson represented by: Mike and Kay Peterson) and Ed Terry (represented by Randolf FFA Students). The 2018 Farm Family of the Year (Koester Farm represented by: Kay Koester), as well as the newly recognized Century Farms, Sesquicentennial Farm, DNR Forester of the Year, Wildlife Enhancement Award Winner, and Outstanding Conservationist Award winners
Special thanks to the Ag Committee for their work on this program. Thanks to Bart Jackson, American family, the keynote sponsor and the many other sponsors and producers:
State Bank of Faribault, Met-Con Companies, Tatge Ag Marketing, Upper Midwest Management Corp, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Faribo Insurance, Living Greens Farm, The Cheese Caves, KDHL /Power-96, Community Co-Op, 1st United Bank, Cargill