The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting a series of agriculture-focused listening sessions. The sessions will take place shortly before the town hall meetings in six locations: Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Crookston, St. Cloud, and Bemidji. (See details below.)

 

MDA will give a brief overview of a few programs, including the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification (MAWRC) Program, the Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule, the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) grant program, and the Rural Finance Authority followed by a Q&A and dialogue with the audience.

 

Date: Monday, July 31

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Rochester Community and Technical College (Heintz Center, Room HB 113)

 

Date: Wednesday, August 16

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Centennial Student Union, Heritage Room)

  

Date: Thursday, August 17

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Southwest Minnesota State University (room TBD)

 

Date: Tuesday, September 5

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: University of Minnesota, Crookston (Dowell Hall, Room 206)

 

Date: Wednesday, September 6

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: St. Cloud Community and Technical College (Northway Building, Room 1-155)

 

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 4:00 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Bemidji State University (Hobson Memorial Union, Crying Wolf Room)

 

 

Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture

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