This week Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle talks about how we see the heroic work of local public employees in times of emergency, but for most of them–law enforcement, social workers, public utility workers–emergencies are just another day at the office.
We continue our conversation with Kevin Paap, farmer, CRPD board member, and president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau. This week Kevin talks about how Farm Bureau represents Minnesota agriculture and how besides exporting crops, Minnesota is also home to technological advancements in ag that are gaining interest in foreign markets.
Half of all Minnesota soybeans are exported internationally, says Kevin Paap, farmer, CRPD board member, and president of Minnesota Farm Bureau. This week on Rural MN Radio, we talk with Kevin about international trade and Minnesota agriculture.
Brenda Byron, director of the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, joins us to talk about how Legacy Amendment funds are granted to local arts groups and schools around the state.
Fourth-generation farmer Tim Velde, from near Granite Falls, gives us a quick update on this year’s harvest. Tim is the Farmers’ Union representative on CRPD’s board and also a member of the state rural electric cooperative board.