Three farmers will present their stories, as part of the "Farming Today" program, at the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience building at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Eco Experience building is presented by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and is designed to help inspire people to lead more sustainable lives.
The Eco Experience building is located at the intersection of Cosgrove Street and Randall Avenue, and the presentations are free to the public.
Chris Sukalski, farmer from LeRoy, will be presenting her family farm story on Saturday, August 27 at 11 am. Chris began farming in 1988, after working at dairy breed magazine in Columbus, Ohio. Chris wants to help show consumers the care and commitment that goes into producing their food.
Mary Faber, farmer near Sherburn, will be presenting her family farm story on Friday, September 2 at 2:30 pm. Mary helps on the family farm in addition to attending college at South Dakota State University, as well as remaining active in the community. Mary and her family value tradition and believe it is important to ensure that the farm remains sustainable and productive for generations to come.
Glen Groth, Dakota, Minnesota farmer, will showcase his family farm story on Saturday, September 3 at 4:30 pm. Glen has been farming full-time for six years. He is involved in his community as county Farm Bureau president, vice president of his local FFA alumni chapter, as well as many more associations.
About Farming Today
Forty farmers throughout Minnesota have volunteered to share their farm stories in order to help consumers and business groups better understand the business and life of Farming Today. They hope to engage with consumers and show non-farm groups that farmers are just like them, with the same concerns for their food, their family, the environment and their animals. The Farming Today program is sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.