GreenSeam’s State of Ag Survey Open Until February 9

    January 18th, 2024

    Southern MN & Northern IA  — GreenSeam invites all people of southern Minnesota’s food & agricultural industry to participate in the 2024 State of Ag survey, providing insights on the wellbeing of the industry and where it’s headed.

    GreenSeam is proud to partner with Minnesota State University, Mankato to create and host the survey and facilitate focus groups in communities across the region.

    The State of Ag Report emerged in 2020 to fill a critical void in Minnesota’s agribusiness data landscape. The survey continues to evolve to provide insights and data points for bench marking and identifying areas we need to address. This takes a comprehensive look at industry pain points, performance, and best practices. The data collected is put back into the hands of you, the industry and used by GreenSeam and partner organizations to address the industry’s top challenges and build on opportunities.

    If you are asking yourself if you should be taking this, please note any ag or ag-adjacent organization is strongly encouraged to respond to the survey, including but not limited to producers, manufacturers, educators, and professional service providers.

    “Your input matters,” says GreenSeam’s President and Director, Sam Ziegler. “By sharing your perspectives as an engaged individual of this industry, you are playing an important role in shaping it into a better place to do business.”

    The survey takes just 10-15 minutes to complete and will be open through February 9. It can be accessed by visiting GreenSeam’s website,, and clicking “State of Ag Survey”. This year, respondents have the chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! The results of the survey will be released in a report and presented by GreenSeam and its Minnesota State University, Mankato research partners in an event on Mar. 19—National Ag Day. Location and time to be announced.

    Help create a stronger and more vibrant food and ag community and respond to the State of Ag Survey today!

    For more information, please contact GreenSeam’s Economic Development Coordinator, Holly Callaghan at


    About GreenSeam

    GreenSeam is an economic development organization for food and agriculture in southern MN and northern IA on a mission to elevate this region as the world-class food and agribusiness epicenter. Its work is guided by four focus areas: business attraction & creation, business retention & expansion, talent development & retention, and regional branding & promotion. As a community brand, GreenSeam’s work is made possible by its business and community investors and committee volunteers with a passion to see the food and ag industry continue to prosper and fuel communities.