KNUJ Harvest Photo Contest 17 Sep 18

 

 

 

KNUJ listeners, Facebook and twitter fans: send us your favorite harvest season photo! Email to contest@knuj.net for a chance to winner dinner and a show at Chanhassen Dinner Theater.  This contest is for both farmers and non-farmers, whether you are out in the field or just driving by, so send us your photo.  Contest runs from September 24 through October 19, sponsored by United Farmers Co-op and Jensen Motors.

Whether you farm or not, agriculture is a very big and important event in southern Minnesota.  A robust industry from the beginning, Minnesota agriculture is showing no sign of slowing down.  From top crops to thriving agribusinesses to agricultural education, this important sector is continuing to grow and support the state’s economy.  Home to 74,542 farms spread over 26 millions acres of land, as well as about 1,000 agricultural and food companies, the North Star State’s industry provides more than 340,000 jobs for Minnesotans.  All together, the ag industry contributes an impressive $75 billion to Minnesota’s economy annually.