While weather and grain prices were on the minds of many, farmers stopping by the Minnesota Soybean booth during the Big Iron Show wanted to talk checkoff, membership and the issues facing agriculture. The Big Iron Farm Show, held annually on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D., is the largest farm show in the upper Midwest. The show ran from Sept. 13-15 and typically draws 70,000 visitors each year.
“This show provided a lot of opportunity for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) to talk about the past legislative session and the work that still needs to get done,” said Theresia Gillie, MSGA president.
All current, new or renewing members of MSGA stopping by the booth received a new Minnesoyta hat.
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) also exhibited at the show promoting the work of the checkoff and handed out bright yellow safety vests to those who stopped by.