From Garlic to Grocery: turning empty trucks into bigger business for rural Minnesota
Why are there food deserts in the heart of some of the most productive farm country in the world? That’s a good question. Through the one-of-a-kind rural Minnesota Backhaul Project, Kathy Draeger, Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, is connecting rural grocers and farmers to bring new sources of fresh food to Greater Minnesota.
Sowing the Seeds of Success: a new set of learning tools for Minnesota’s farmers
Jake Overgaard and his University of Minnesota Extension educator colleagues are using a new generation of educational tools to meet farmers where they’re at. That might include a podcast on improving disease management (to listen to while they’re driving a combine), or a YouTube video on business planning. Because when it comes to farming, an extra set of hands is always helpful.