GreenSeam’s 38th Rural Forum Weathering the Xtremes: From Farm to Main Street

    November 19th, 2021

    MANKATO, MN – Join GreenSeam for its premier annual event, the 38th Rural Forum, which will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. This year’s topic, Weathering the Xtremes: From Farm to Main Street could not be any more timely.

    Rural Forum connects public leaders with a wide range of attendees from the agricultural sector, such as producers, manufacturers, educators, researchers, and more. The event is a great opportunity for conversations about key issues facing the rural economy, as well as brainstorming potential solutions.

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    To support its vision to shape the future of agriculture, business, and communities in the region, GreenSeam is excited to invite college students to attend Rural Forum at no charge.

    Tickets can be purchased on GreenSeam’s website, greenseam.org/forum21 at $50 per person ($65 after November 20). Online registrations will close on Wednesday, November 24.

    The program is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm and includes an exciting lineup of speakers and topics:

    • Heidi Roop, University of Minnesota Extension Specialist: Climate Change, Adaptation, Impacts, and Communication
    • Bruce Rastetter, Summit Agricultural Group: Carbon Capture Solutions
    • Nicole Koziolek, Minnesota FFA State Secretary: Opportunities in Ag
    • Baleigh Peterson, Minnesota FFA State Sentinel: Opportunities in Ag
    • Collin Peterson, Former U.S. Congresman: Policy Panel
    • Bill Northey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation: Policy Panel
    • Gary Koch, GreenSeam Chairman
    • Sam Ziegler, GreenSeam Director/President

    About GreenSeam:

    GreenSeam is not only a region that spans across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, but also a nonprofit organization dedicated to strategically building and connecting the region’s extensive agricultural business assets to the world by enhancing collaboration and investment with public and private sector partners. We are committed to the long-term prosperity of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa by strengthening collaborations and partnerships, growing businesses and their workforces, as well as communities they call home. GreenSeam is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.