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Farmfest Welcomes Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Newsroom / July 22, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will make a stop at Minnesota Farmfest this year to participate in the House Agriculture Committee’s listening session on the farm economy. The session takes place on the Farmfest grounds, Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Central.

The Farm Economy Listening Session is hosted by House Ag Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).  Other session participants include Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Pete Stauber (R-Minn.).

The session provides an opportunity for attendees to hear from the House Ag Committee leadership and ask questions and make comments on issues related to ag policy and the farm economy.

“Farmfest provides the perfect opportunity for Secretary Perdue to connect with upper Midwest farmers,” said Kent Thiesse, Farmfest forum coordinator. “Visitors to the session will have the opportunity to learn and be heard. We are honored to have a strong list of agriculture leaders at Farmfest this year.”

Farmfest takes place Aug. 6-8. Tickets are $8 online in advance and $10 at the gate. Visit for a full schedule of events.

Niki Jones
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Cyndie Shearing
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