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MDA to Host Town Hall Listening Sessions on Ag Issues


August 11, 2017

St. Paul, MN: In conjunction with Governor Mark Dayton’s 25 by ‘25 water town hall meetings around the state, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting a series of agriculture-focused listening sessions.

“We will give a brief overview of a few MDA programs and initiatives, including the draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule, and low cost loan programs offered by the Rural Finance Authority followed by an open conversation period,” said MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson. “It’s important for us to hear from farmers about their current challenges and successes, and I encourage them, along with members of the state’s ag organizations, to attend.”

The MDA Town Hall Listening Sessions are scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, August 16

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Centennial Student Union, Heritage Room

Date: Thursday, August 17

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

Charter Hall 219

Date: Tuesday, September 5

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN

Dowell Hall, Room 206

Date: Wednesday, September 6

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Cloud, MN

Northway Building, Room 1-155

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

Hobson Memorial Union, Crying Wolf Room


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