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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest in Gilfillan set for Wednesday, Aug. 6

  • The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) will be among more than 600 companies displaying on over 50 acres of land at the 2014 Farmfest. Farmfest takes place August 5-7 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County.
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  • The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) will be among more than 600 companies displaying on over 50 acres of land at the 2014 Farmfest. Farmfest takes place August 5-7 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County.
    On Tuesday, August 5, Farmfest will celebrate the next generation of Minnesota farmers. Throughout the day, they will be featuring education and special events geared toward young farmers that will be influencing Minnesota agriculture in the coming years.
     
    Farm Bureau Day at Farmfest will be Wednesday, Aug. 6. MFBF will be serving a free pancake breakfast to the first 1,000 people from 8-10 a.m. in the forum tent.
    The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and the Lyon County Farm Bureau will once again be serving pork chops. This fundraiser will raise funds for agriculture and safety education, agricultural leadership development and agricultural research programs. Besides pork chops, Schwan’s ice cream, pickles and assorted beverages will also be served. The booth is located on the north central side at the end of Sixth Street.
     
    The Farm Bureau display will be located in the same tent as the pork chop stand in booth number 007 on the north side of the Farmfest grounds. The Farm Safety Carnival runs all three days in the Farm Bureau tent and is co-sponsored with the local Farm Safety 4 Just Kids chapters.
     
    The Safety Carnival offers hands on learning for children and families about avoiding farm dangers and how to be safe while on the farm. Information will also be provided on services available to Farm Bureau members in Minnesota, as well as information on Farm Bureau Financial Services. Minnesota Farm Bureau staff will be on hand to answer questions.
     
    To learn more about Farmfest, visit ideaggroup.com/farmfest or call 800-827-8007.

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