Monthly Archives: July 2014

Farm Fest 2014

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.

Farm Fest 2014

More thinking regionally

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.

Dave Ladd: More thinking regionally

Community foundations, pt 2

Contributing to a community foundation doesn’t require a lot of time or commitment. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim continues his conversation with Nancy Zallek of the Mankato Area Foundation, talking about the flexibility of community foundations, not only in where they give their money, but where they get it from, too. People don’t need to give a ton to make it add up for the community.

Community foundations, pt 2

Community foundations, part 1

Community foundations are becoming an increasingly important and creative way to give back to the community, and they’re popping up all across the state. This week Jim talks with Nancy Zallek of the Mankato Area Foundation about what these funding organizations do to better their communities.

Community foundations, part 1