Event to showcase power of broadband in ag sector

I plan to attend. Looks like a great event…

Minnesota’s agricultural and broadband leaders will come together on September 12 in Winthrop, Minn., to co-host an event demonstrating the role and potential of broadband-powered technology to spur the competitiveness of Minnesota’s Ag sector. The public is invited to participate in the presentation, discussions and demonstrations.

Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Peterson will kick off the event with a keynote followed by sessions on agriculture technology workforce, opportunities for connected farm communities, and case studies of how broadband is impacting agricultural operations.

The event will draw more than 250 agricultural producers and supply chain vendors, local government officials, economic developers, state officials, broadband service providers and local leaders interested in the health of ag-dependent communities.

Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota is co-hosted by RS Fiber, Farmward Cooperative, Cooperative Network, GreenSeam, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Technology & Trades on the Prairie, United Farmers Cooperative and Blandin Foundation.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Berdan Center (705 4th Street East) in Winthrop, Minn. The cost to attend is $49. To register and see the full agenda, visit http://bit.ly/32OZfj2

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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