The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation hosted its second-annual Ag Day Gala on the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day, March 21. 

Over 300 individuals from all aspects of agriculture came together at the North End Event Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to celebrate ag and its contributions to the Minnesota economy. 

The appetizers and main meal all featured locally-sourced foods, including:

Faribault Cheese Caves/Pure Prairie Farms, Faribault
Bongards Premium Cheese, Norwood Young America
First District Association, Litchfield
CannonBelles, Cannon Falls
Ellsworth Cheese, Ellsworth, Wis.
Greg’s Meat Processing, Cannon Falls
Steve’s Meat Market, Ellendale
Schmidt’s Meat, Nicollet
Cashwise Foods, New Ulm
Autumnwood Farms, Forest Lake
Sparboe Companies, Litchfield
Revol Greens, Owatonna
Blondies Butcher Shop, Wanamingo
Compart Family Farms, Nicollet
O’Shaughnessy Distillery, Minneapolis

A special thank you to all of the sponsors who made the day possible:

Presenting Sponsor - Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation
Dinner Sponsor - Compeer Financial
Social Hour Sponsor - Enbridge
Milk Salute Sponsor - Midwest Dairy
MN Flavor Favor Sponsor - Minnesota Corn
Entertainment Sponsor - Farm Bureau Financial Services
Dessert Sponsors - American Crystal Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative
Mobile Giving Sponsor - Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation
Signature Drink Sponsor - O'Shaughnessy Distilling
Conversation Cards - Minnesota Soybean
Photo Lounge Sponsor - Kowalski's Markets

Foundation Partners: Cargill, Chisago County Farm Bureau, Land O'Lakes, Inc., MN State Fair, Pure Prairie Farms, Rahr Malting, Riverview LLP, Syngenta, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota CFANS.

Foundation Friends: Ag Country Farm Credit Services, Anoka County Farm Bureau, AURI, Chippewa County Farm Bureau, Christensen Farms, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Farm Bureau Financial Wealth Management, Hennepin County Farm Bureau, MN Beef Council, MN Department of Agriculture, MN Pork Producers, MSPC Agency, R.D. Offutt Company, Stearns County Farm Bureau, USDA, Washington/Ramsey County Farm Bureau.