Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota conference to focus on broadband technology

Published 6:32 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019

WINTRHOP — Minnesota’s agricultural and broadband leaders will come together in Winthrop, Minnesota, on Thursday, Sept. 12, to co-host a Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota 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, local leaders and legislators interested in the health of ag-dependent communities.

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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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the UFC – Berdan Center, 705 Fourth St. E in Winthrop. The cost to attend is $49. To register and to see the full agenda, visit http://bit.ly/32OZfj2.