Are we looking at a farmland bubble these days? This week on Rural MN Radio, Andy Huneke of AgStar Financial Services talks about what happens to the run-up in the price of ag land now that grain prices are falling and whether we should be concerned.
Tourism isn’t important just to the individual community. When people visit a place, they look around to see what else is going on in the area. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Cynthia Messer, an Extension educator and tourism specialist with the U of M Extension’s Tourism Center, about the impact of tourism in rural Minnesota and the importance of working regionally.
Tourism is a big deal for Minnesota, especially Greater Minnesota, where visitors come for the great outdoors and small-town ease. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk about tourism in the state and an upcoming infographic on tourism from the Center.
The smaller population in rural areas doesn’t make infrastructure any less necessary, especially when it comes to roads. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Tim Houle, CRPD board chair and Crow Wing County administrator, on the ins and outs of funding for roads.
It’s that time of year again, time for Farm Fest at the Gilfillan Estate outside of Redwood Falls. Farm Fest runs Aug. 5-7, 2014, and Samantha Castro with IDEAg Group, Farm Fest’s management company, tells us why we love it so.
On Rural MN Radio this week, we continue our discussion with Dave Ladd of RDL Associates about the importance of thinking creatively to innovate in economic development. Part of that includes thinking regionally, bringing together communities, businesses and governments across a much larger area than we usually do to glean new, creative ideas and better economies of scale.