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Michaela Bengtson, 2010 New London-Spicer High School graduate, Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalist and agriculture education student at the University of Minnesota, is serving as an “agvocate” this year for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Submitted photo by Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Farmer advocate’s biggest role: Connect food to farmers and families

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Sometimes consumers need a friendly reminder that food doesn’t really come from the grocery store. And, sometimes the farmers who produce that food need to see that informing and connecting with their consumers is an important responsibility.


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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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