Members of the Mower County Farm Bureau hosted a food awareness event at Jim's Marketplace in Austin on March 16. 

The event provided shoppers an opportunity to speak directly with a farmer, and learn more about where their food comes from and agriculture in Minnesota. 

The Minnesota Farm Bureau works closely with its county Farm Bureaus and members to support rural communities and the issues most important to them through special events, classroom learning and other engagement opportunities. As a grassroots organization, activities coordinated at the local level have a great impact in supporting the communities where our members live.  

To specifically address food security, county Farm Bureaus can apply for hunger solutions grants from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. In 2022, 28 counties received grant funding from the Foundation. Partnering with local organizations and businesses, the counties leveraged their grants to raise more than $10,000 in support of local hunger programs.