The excitement is building for the Minnesota State Fair with less than a month to go. For Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation director Ruth Meirick says that excitement includes a chance to come together with farmers who know first hand how difficult the last year and a half has been.

“For people to get together and be able to talk about something that’s completely different than what might be impacting them at a given moment on their farms is a great opportunity.”

Meirick says  Minnesota farm families are resilient and optimistic, well suited to tackle whatever challenges are thrown their way.