Contact: Sam Ziegler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2023 State of Ag Report to Be Released on National Ag Day
Mankato, MN, March 9, 2023 – You’re invited to join GreenSeam, Governor Walz and Commissioner Petersen, MDA State of Ag Address (invited) and other key leaders on National Ag Day to be one of the first to view the 2023 State of Agriculture Report. The Report will be released on Tuesday, March 21, at Minnesota State University, Mankato Strategic Partnerships Center 424 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Second Floor Hubbard Building. A live stream will be available on GreenSeam’s Facebook page.
The State of Ag Report is a result of a comprehensive survey and a series of focus groups of Minnesota’s agribusinesses and related industries. It reveals the perceptions, directions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting businesses in the agriculture industry and places emphasis on education, as well as talent attraction and retention. GreenSeam has conducted the State of Ag report for the third year in a row to better understand how businesses, organizations, and leaders view opportunities and challenges facing agriculture in Minnesota. These valuable findings enable GreenSeam to better understand, serve, and support the workforce, businesses, organizations, and communities we call home.
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Registration
2:00 – 2:15 pm: Governor Walz and Commissioner Petersen, MDA State of Ag Address (invited)
2:15 – 2:25 pm: City of Mankato Special Address
2:25 – 3:00 pm: State of Ag Report Release: Dr. Kalyvaki, Megan Roberts, and Dr. Spencer with Minnesota State University, Mankato
3:00 – 3:30 pm: Living in the Middle of Everywhere: Rewriting the Rural Narrative, Jennifer Hawkins, UMN Extension
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Networking
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.