ST. PAUL, MN - On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Lt. Governor Tina Smith will visit Farmfest and deliver a keynote address on the importance of rural broadband Internet access. While at Farmfest, Lt. Governor Smith also will convene a meeting of the Governor's Rural Broadband Task Force. The following is a statement from Lt. Governor Smith.
"Broadband in Minnesota's rural communities is not just nice, it's necessary. As the world's population continues to grow, Minnesotans are producing more food, fuel, and fiber to help meet the growing need. Precision agriculture and technology-based solutions are essential tools for farmers as they increase efficiency and maximize production. And these tools require high speed, affordable, reliable broadband internet access."