Minnesota AgriGrowth Opens Registration for 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) has now opened registration for its Annual Meeting and Conference, which will be held on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. AgriGrowth’s annual conference brings together leaders from across Minnesota’s agriculture and food…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Highlights Importance of Trade to Secretary Sonny Perdue Garden City, MN – As part of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour, Minnesota farmers and agribusiness leaders today participated in an engaging roundtable discussion regarding the 2018 Farm Bill priorities and ways to increase rural prosperity. AgriGrowth Executive Director Perry…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Hosted EPA Administrator Pruitt Saint Paul —  An engaging roundtable discussion with AgriGrowth members and U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took place on Wednesday, July 19th at the AgriGrowth offices in downtown St. Paul. The conversation focused on Minnesota agriculture’s concerns regarding EPA’s Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS rule and the recent decision…

Ag partners talk workforce recruitment by By Brian Arola barola@mankatofreepress.com MANKATO — An agricultural and manufacturing workforce session attended by regional employers at South Central College Thursday promoted how the organizations can attract and retain new workers. Drawing workers to these industries will be especially important in the coming years as workforce shortages are projected…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Concludes Legislative Luncheon Series with Session Wrap-up Panel Saint Paul — Minnesota AgriGrowth concluded its Legislative Luncheon series this week with a Session Wrap-up luncheon featured a panel discussion with some of Minnesota’s leading agriculture policy makers. Attendees enjoyed an in-depth discussion of the legislative accomplishments and the opportunity to ask legislators questions. The…

Minnesota AgriGrowth to Host Session Wrap-up Luncheon Saint Paul — Minnesota AgriGrowth will host their annual Legislative Wrap-up Luncheon and will feature a panel discussion with Minnesota’s leading agriculture and agribusiness policy makers, such as Represenative Rod Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, Senator Bill Weber, Chairman of Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing committee, Representative Jean Poppe,…

AgriGrowth to host four regional workforce sessions Saint Paul — Beginning in June, the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council will be hosting four Regional Workforce Sessions across the state, to educate employers in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors on strategies and labor tools for attracting, recruiting and retaining talent. The free, half-day, sessions will feature workshops on relevant topics and networking…

AgriGrowth praises legislature for common sense reforms in Environment and Natural Resources Finance Bill Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, praised the Minnesota Legislature for passing a common sense Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill that helps to bring some measure of common sense reforms to Minnesota’s regulatory process….

AgriGrowth Statement on Dayton Adminstration Communications Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) issued the following statement in response to communications issued on May 9th from the Dayton Administration related to provisions in the Agriculture Finance bill pending before the Legislature: “The statement from the Dayton Administration that pesticide…

Statement from Perry Aasness on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture Saint Paul — Statement from Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture: “We are pleased former Governor Sonny Purdue has finally been approved by the U.S. Senate as the…

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