Agweek Farm Show returns to Rochester

(ABC 6 News) – Agweek held day one of its 41st annual Farm Show at Graham Arena Tuesday.

This was a chance for the public to learn more about agriculture and to meet with different vendors.

It was also a chance for the vendors to connect with potential customers.

Emily and Alan Miller run Little Red Dairy in Theilen, Minnesota and this was the first Agweek Farm show they attended in Rochester.

They shared three flavors of their cheese curds with the community, and they got to vote on which was their favorite.

“Just a friendly contest, they’re all the cheese curds we’re picking the favorite flavor, here at Agweek farm show,” Emily Miller said.

This year’s Agweek farm show was also about appealing to the younger generation to show them the opportunities they have in agriculture.

“The next generation is so important in agriculture, the average American farmer is around 56 to 58 years old, and we need all types of young people to go into agriculture,” General Manager of Agweek Katie Pinke said.

They had an employee recruitment panel today to expose younger people to the field.

“We also have to learn to work with that audience differently so we work very diligently to make sure we reach our audiences in multiple formats,” Farm Show manager McKayla Eversman said.

Day two of the farm show will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Graham Arena.