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Minnesota Farmers Feed US grocery sweepstakes underway

Charity Vold

Ok, Minnesotans - here's your chance to win a year's worth of free groceries* from Minnesota's hardworking farmers. Today through October 13, you can enter the Minnesota Farmers Feed US sweepstakes for your chance to win a $5,000 grand prize or one of two $1,000 prizes in free groceries.

Enter to win by visiting the Minnesota Farmers Feed US website, The site features Minnesota farmers and their families who show how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food through online tours of their farms. You can also register for the sweepstakes and meet some of the campaign's featured farmers in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture booth at the Minnesota State Fair, August 25 - September 5.

Minnesota Farmers Feed US coordinator Lisa Reeck says it's been a popular consumer education campaign here and in eight other states.

"Our 17 featured Minnesota farmers are among more than 60 farmers nationwide participating in the campaign and presenting many different production methods and farm sizes," said Reeck. "As consumers take a greater interest in how their food is grown, this campaign offers an important opportunity for farmers to answer their questions."

Minnesota Farmers Feed US is sponsored by several Minnesota agriculture groups including the Broiler and Egg Association of Minnesota, Midwest Dairy Association, Minnesota Beef Council, Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council and GNP Company.