A Minnesota tradition returns this year as 81 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored in person as 2021 Farm Families of the Year by the University of Minnesota.
The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. The event is in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on the estate grounds.
The program will include remarks by University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel.
The families were chosen, one per county, by local University of Minnesota Extension committees based on their demonstrated commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture.
“The University of Minnesota takes pride in honoring these families. The farm families receiving this year's honors exemplify what makes Minnesota agriculture strong,” Extension Dean Bev Durgan said. “They bring innovation, science and hard work to farming. They care greatly about the land and animals and delivering quality products to consumers worldwide.”
Visit the Farm Families page for profiles of all of the 2021 honorees.