How are advancements in science and technology impacting agriculture, and helping Minnesota farmers like Nathan Nelson from Hinckley raise healthy and nutritious food?
Members of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association, Chapter 25, meeting in Pine City will find out Nov. 9 when Nathan will share his story of farming from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pine City Public School District Office located at 1400 Main (located inside the high school building).
Nathan and his wife, Suzanna, own and run their family’s farm, Home Place Dairy LLC near Hinckley. Nathan’s grandfather and great uncle started the farm more than 80 years ago. Today they have dairy and beef cattle, and grow corn, soybeans, small grains and hay on 1,000 acres. Their children also help - they have 30 laying hens and sell the eggs locally.
“Suzanne and I returned to the family farm in 2001 because we missed the quality of life it provides,” says Nathan. “And while farming continues to change, the values that drive my family’s commitment to caring for our animals and the land have not. I want to show how our values ensure a safe and wholesome food supply.”
Nathan’s presentation will cover:
• How farmers are using today’s farming practices to meet consumers' demand for lean and nutritious food.
• How farming continues to evolve by using science and technology to do more with less land, energy, and water.
Nathan is committed to sharing his story of agriculture through the Farming Today program so that farming can continue to grow as a viable and noble profession.
Minnesota agriculture contributes $75 billion in economic impact each year while supporting over 340,000 jobs in the state. Minnesota ranks #1 nationally in the production of sugarbeets and turkeys, while ranking #5 in total agriculture production.
The Farming Today program is made possible by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, in partnership with AgriBank, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Compeer Financial, CHS, AgCountry, Minnesota Beef Council, Riverview, LLP, Midwest Dairy and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association.