Farmers meet from across the state


November 24, 2023

Sandy Dugan

Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Melissa Hortman, left, talks with Carlton County Farmers Union President Mark Thell, far right, and others at the 82nd Annual Minnesota Farmers Union Convention in Minneapolis last weekend.

Carlton County Farmers Union representatives joined their colleagues at the annual state convention of the Minnesota Farmers Union in Minneapolis Nov. 17-19. The goals of the convention are to celebrate legislative victories, plan initiatives, strengthen ties, and share outstanding meals from farms in the state.

Local president Mark Thell, his wife, Terri, and I, as a delegate, attended the two-day event. The Marriott Northeast featured food sourced from Minnesota growers, including pork products from Y-ker Acres of Carlton, eggs from Locally Laid of Wrenshall, and various products from Up...

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