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MDA Returns to Redwood Falls for Farmfest 2022

Stop by for water quality, grants, loans, mental health resources, and more

 

August 1, 2022



St. Paul, MN: Farmfest 2022 attendees should plan to visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s exhibit for information and resources on a wide variety of agriculture-related programs and topics. Farmfest is August 2 – 4, 2022, at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

Featured Programs (every day):

• Rural Finance Authority Loan Programs – farmers can find low- to zero-interest loans to help recover from natural disasters, improve farm facilities, restructure debt, expand livestock production, or help first-time farmers purchase land.

• Grant Programs – learn more about MDA grant programs available to help increase productivity, improve efficiency, develop new agricultural products, and more.

• Ag Weather Station Network – find out how you can get real-time weather information and air temperature inversion alerts to your cell phone via the 29 Minnesota weather stations incorporated into the North Dakota Ag Weather Network (NDAWN).

• Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program – learn how you can become certified in this popular water quality program and obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten years.

• Rural Mental Health Resources – find out about the people and organizations ready to help farmers and their families deal with stress, depression, and suicide.

• Gun Lock Distribution – The MDA will distribute free gun locks to visitors in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Minnesota. Stop by and pick one up to help keep the people you care about safe.

The MDA Farmfest Booth is #517S.

 

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