On Wednesday, April 3 at Waseca will hold the third annual Farmer Forum at Farmamerica to discuss and learn about Minnesota drainage laws, farming and land use impacts on rivers and wetlands, new innovative methods to deal with drainage issues, funding for various types of conservation projects and the public perception of agriculture.

The event is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m.

“We recognize that farming is the largest and one of the most successful segments of our county’s economy and we want to do our best to serve the needs of our farmers and county residents,” said Dan Kuhns, Waseca County Board chairman and a local farmer.

Agriculture is a cornerstone of the state’s economy and a major employer in Waseca County. Minnesota is the nation’s fifth most productive agricultural state with nearly 27 million acres devoted to agricultural production, $15 billion in annual sales, 340,000 Minnesota jobs supported and an amazing variety of farms.

The agenda can be found at http://www.co.waseca.mn.us/.

The forum is co-sponsored by Waseca County, the Waseca County Soybean Growers, the Waseca County Corn Growers, University of Minnesota Extension, and Waseca County banks including: Roundbank of Waseca and Waldorf, Janesville State Bank, First National Bank of Waseca, State Bank of New Richland and United Prairie Bank of Waseca.

The event includes Waseca County Corn and soybean Growers annual meeting.

For information or to register by March 25, call 507-835-0653

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