Last week, Lt. Governor Tina Smith travelled to Redwood Falls, Minnesota for Farmfest 2016:
a celebration dedicated to the legacy of Minnesota farm communities and innovations in agriculture.
The festival featured over 500 exhibitors, including the Minnesota Farmers Union
, who chatted with Lt. Governor Smith about the needs and challenges of farm families in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
showed off an array of soy-based products. Minnesota is the third largest soybean producing state in the nation and soybeans are the state’s top export crop.
Lt. Governor Smith also recognized Minnesota’s Farm Families of the Year
. These families are recognized annually for their contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities.
Lt. Governor Smith met with members of Minnesota 4-H
, a University of Minnesota Extension helping youth to get involved in engineering, animal science, and more.