2017 Farm Family FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
When and where is the statewide Farm Family Recognition Event?
Thursday, August 3, at Farmfest. The program will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Who are the sponsors of the 2017 Farm Family Recognition?
The University of Minnesota Extension, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station along with Farmfest.
Where is Farmfest located?
Farmfest is located on Minnesota Highway 67 between the cities of Redwood Falls and Morton. Directions and a map are available at www.farmfest.com.
What is the admission fee to attend Farmfest?
Two admission tickets will be provided to the Farm Families being honored compliments of Farmfest. Additional adult tickets can be purchased at the gate for $12.00 each or you can purchase tickets online for $8.00 at www.ideaggroup.com/farmfest. Eighteen and under are free. Parking is free.
When should families arrive at Farmfest?
Farm Families should check in at the University of Minnesota tent between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An informal, come and go reception will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the U of M tent (location 615S on 6th Street) on Thursday, August 3. Several University dignitaries will be at this reception. The recognition event will begin at 1:15 p.m. A map of the Farmfest grounds is included under exhibits on the Farmfest website and can be found at the following link: www.ideaggroup.com/farmfest/attend/farmfest-expocad-exhibitor-list
What should families expect at the recognition event?
The recognition event will begin at 1:15 p.m. Farm Families will be recognized in county alphabetical order. As the script is read, the families will walk across the front of the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center stage area where they will be presented a personalized plaque (one plaque per county). Families will then proceed to a photo area where a photograph will be taken of the family and the University of Minnesota officials.
Can children and others participate?
Of course, either in the presentation and photos or in the audience.
Will photographs of the 2017 Farm Families be posted on the website?
Photographs of families who attend the August 3 recognition ceremony at Farmfest will be posted to https://mnfarmfamilies.cfans.umn.edu/.
What should the families wear to the recognition event?
Dress appropriate for the weather: comfortable, casual clothing is suggested.
What other presence does the University of Minnesota have at Farmfest?
The University of Minnesota tent display will be located on 615S on 6th Street. The tent will feature exciting, interactive displays and information as well as leading educators and researchers.
Where can I find more details about other events at Farmfest?
Contact Mary Jo Fox at the Extension Regional Center in Willmar, 320-235-0726 Ext. 2001.