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41st annual farm picnic set for Aug. 21

Minnesota COACT and Morrison County Farmers Union co-sponsor the Farm Picnic which annually celebrates family farms and main street businesses as pillars of our rural economy.

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PIERZ — The 41st annual farm picnic will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Pierz Park.

Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen and Dr. Ken Engelhart, a retired VA physician section chief, will address respectively the availability of zero-interest disaster recovery loans and veterans VA health care concerns.

Come early, before the 1 p.m. dinner serving, to visit with Engelhart on his experiences at VA health care and veterans’ concerns over maintaining VA’s unique quality of care required by vets.

Minnesota COACT and Morrison County Farmers Union co-sponsor the Farm Picnic, which annually celebrates family farms and main street businesses as pillars of the rural economy.

Serving of the traditional country dinner of ham, sweet corn, and potato salad begins at 1 p.m. Minnesota Farmers Union is providing the ham and the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls are offering the potato salad, fresh-baked bread and garden vegetables. Morrison County Dairy Princesses, if available, will serve milk and ice cream.

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Free tickets, compliments of local businesses, are available at businesses displaying Farm Picnic posters and will be available at the picnic.

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