Dayton Visits Farmfest



REDWOOD FALLS (TEC-RF News), August 9 – It's not an election year, but that hasn't made Farmfest any less of a draw for politicians tending to ties with Minnesota's agriculture community.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton payed a visit Thursday to the giant farming exhibition in southern Minnesota. He was planning to give a midday speech to the assembled farmers.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden was also stopping by the event just outside of Redwood Falls.

Farmfest attracts is a three-day event that features agriculture exhibits and attracts strong farming crowds each year.

Democratic Sen. Al Franken made an appearance on Tuesday. State Rep. Kurt Zellers, a Republican candidate for governor, was at the festival on Wednesday.