• Paula Mohr

    Volunteers Keep The Great Minnesota Get-Together Together

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     by Paula Mohr
     on August 29, 2014

    I'm not certain about numbers of people who work at the Minnesota State Fair. State Fair officials say about 2,500 people are hired each summer to work full-time during the 12-day event. Numbers of volunteers? Anyone want to hazard a guess? Just in the area of agriculture, hundreds of people works at dozen of exhibits, ranging from the All You Can Drink Milk Stand to little kids' ag education to moo/oink booths. Without these dedicated folks, there would be no Great Get-Together. For…

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  • Paula Mohr

    A Must-Attend For Farmers: Chipotle's Cultivate Festival

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on August 19, 2014

    In its ongoing marketing campaign to educate U.S. consumers about the "right way" to farm, Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting three free "food, ideas and music festivals." One has already been held in June in San Francisco. The second is slated for this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Loring Park in Minneapolis. And a third event is set for Oct. 18 in Dallas-Fort-Worth. Chipotle, a proponent of 1950s-era farming, released four television shows earlier this year…

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