AgriGrowth to Co-Sponsor The
“Greater Minnesota Debate”

Minnesota’s Leading Agri-Business Member Association to Co-Sponsor Debate Between Candidates for Governor

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota AgriGrowth, in partnership with WCCO Radio and the Minnesota Corn Growers, will host the “Greater Minnesota Debate” between Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and Congressman Tim Walz. The event will take place LIVE from the MinnWest Techonology Campus in Willmar, MN on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM.

“AgriGrowth is proud of our long standing tradition of public policy engagement and advocacy on behalf of the ag and food production sectors in Minnesota,” said Gene Hugoson, interim Executive Director for AgriGrowth, “co-sponsoring this debate for our members and the voters of Greater Minnesota was a natural partnership we are gladly accepted and look forward to participating in with topic and question selection.”

AgriGrowth and it members cover the range of agriculture and food production from growers at the farm level, to international food manufacturing and distributing companies, and all of the supporting businesses along the production chain.

“We believe it is critically important for the voters of Greater Minnesota, along with all Minnesota voters, to have the opportunity to ask our next Governor the key questions on agriculture practices, tax policy, water, regulation relief, workforce shortages as well as a number of other concerns,” Hugoson continued, “This debate is meant to get to the kernel of those questions from the candidates, and with a little chaff as possible.”

What:    The “Greater Minnesota Debate” – co-sponsored by AgriGrowth

When:    Tuesday, October 9th – 7:00-8:30 PM

Who:     Candidates for Governor:
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and
Congressman Tim Walz

Where:   MinnWest Technology Campus, Willmar, MN


Minnesota AgriGrowth Council is a non-partisan, non-profit member organization representing the agriculture and food systems industry. AgriGrowth’s strategic approach to policy development, issues management, collaboration and awareness fosters long-term sustainability, competitiveness and business growth. The organization’s diverse membership provides an informed and respected perspective for key influencers and consumers. AgriGrowth’s industry-wide perspective is essential in a state where agriculture and food is the second largest economic driver. More information can be found at or by following AgriGrowth’s Twitter account at @mn_agrigrowth.

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