Minnesota Farmer

Cottonwood County Breakfast on the Farm

Details are starting to come together for the Cottonwood County Breakfast on the Farm.  So many details are now coming together, but so much is left to do.  There are so many players who have a part of the event that it is at times hard to hold an overall grasp of what each person is doing and what may have been left out.

Our county Farm Bureau got involved as we realized that more and more people, even here in farm country, do not know where their food comes from.  For several years now we have worked with the Windom Chamber of Commerce to run the Farm City Tour and Farm and Home show.  With those two players as the lead we have brought in the Cottonwood & Jackson County Corn and Soybean Growers, The Cottonwood County Beef Producers, The Cottonwood County 4-H, The Windom FFA, The Cottonwood County Lamb and Wool Growers, Cottonwood County Dairy Association and the Cottonwood County Natural Resources Conservation Service.  These groups along with hosts Roy and Amy Minion will be getting together to tell the story of Cottonwood County Agriculture on the morning of July 10.

As the overall chair of the event I find much of my spare time taken up with planning.  When we get a rainy period, and in the waiting for things to dry up afterwards, more time can be devoted to plans and preparations.  It’s now too late to back out.  People all over are asking questions about the event.  Plans have progressed and advertising is appearing.  We have to do this.  My stomach is in knots.  What did I forget?  What is left to do?  It’s going to be a great day, I hope.



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