The Minnesota Farm Bureau LEAP conference was held on January 26, 2019 in Bloomington MN.
LEAP stands for Leadership – Education – Advocacy – Promotion.
Carrie Klumb from UMASH and our partner at the Minnesota Department of Health was part of a panel titled: How to Host an On-the-Farm Event.
The discussion focused on hosting on farm events and what it takes to make one successful. Carrie joined the other panelists who were farm operators that had experience hosting events on their own farms. They represented a variety of types of farms, locations within Minnesota, and types of on-farm events. They covered topics including finding sponsors, advertising, securing a location and parking, preparing food, and how to get organized.
Carrie noted that many times people don’t think about these important aspects of an on farm event. Both audience members and panelists alike thanked her for bringing these health and safety issues to the beginning of the planning process.