The 40th Annual New Ulm Hub Club Farm Show will take place March 11-12 – St James Plain Dealer

Ruth Klossner Town Farm Club

He is back! It may be a year late, but the 40th Annual New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 at the Civic Center at Brown County Fairgrounds.

The Farm Show committee and members of the Hub Club are delighted to be able to organize the show. The club show was the ‘last show in town’ before Covid shut things down in March 2020 and is the first such event to return!

Show times — in the South Arena of the Civic Center — are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. With the show being the 40th annual “ruby” event, a raffle will be held for a grand prize that “will feature red.” A red collapsible cart will be filled with red items donated by the club and club members. You will have to come to the living room to see everything that will be inside!

The usual Farm Show door prizes of fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors will also be offered, courtesy of club members Don Sanderson State Farm Insurance of New Ulm, Community Insurance Agency of Lafayette and Joe Maidl Auctioneering & Lafayette Real Estate.

Additionally, all children attending the show are also encouraged to register for children’s door prizes which will include a little red cart!

Winners do not need to be present to win, but will be invited to pick up their prize at a local business. As the club celebrates 40 years of hosting the show, the overall theme is Celebrate Farm, Family, Friends. Hub Club members want people to do it safely, so a safety theme is reflected in various parts of the show.

The club promotes farm safety with the help of a grant from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America. Farm safety demonstrations will be presented on an hourly basis in partnership with Rural Fire Department Providing Agricultural Safety and Health (RFDASH) and the New Ulm Fire Department. Seating for the demonstrations will be in the bleachers at the end of the exhibition hall.

Grain elevator safety will be discussed in a virtual presentation by a representative from Grain Weevil Corporation of Nebraska. He will explain how the company’s new robot will break up crusted grain, eliminating the need -no longer- for farmers to enter the grain silo to get the job done.

With safety in mind, a MnDOT program will address the Highway 14 project and how to maneuver through the detours that will be required over the next two years as Highway 14 is finally transformed into a four-way highway. ways. Livestock and grain transportation, as well as the movement of farm equipment, will be affected.

In conjunction with the club’s farm safety show theme, mini first aid kits and personal protective items will be given away free of charge at the show.

Two other seminars of particular interest to farmers are scheduled. Veterans will help former service members understand the benefits they have earned in service. An individual appointment will be available after the seminar. Participants from all departments are welcome.

State Senator Nick Frentz and State Representatives Susan Akland and Paul Torkelson will address agriculture, rural living and other issues at a city forum. Voters are encouraged to share their questions and concerns.

The schedule of times, topics and presenters throughout the show is:

• Friday, 3:00 pm — Brown and Nicollet County Veterans Services Officers.

• Friday, 5 p.m. — Highway 14 Project — Understanding What Awaits Us

• Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – City Hall Forum with State Legislators

• Saturday, 1 p.m. — Virtual presentation of the grain weevil robot

A new attraction at this year’s show will be the Coronation of Brown and Nicollet County Dairy Princess, to be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, in the stands at the far end of the show.

As always, the show will showcase the latest agricultural equipment, technology and services. Exhibitors include agricultural equipment suppliers, agricultural lenders, auctioneers, communications companies, agricultural building suppliers, heating companies, car/truck dealerships, government departments, and more.

United Farmers Cooperative, Kwik Trip and Thrivent provided support for the show. Show visitors are encouraged to “come hungry” as Hub Club members will operate the food stand at the entrance to the Civic Center, serving pizza, pulled pork, hot dogs, cookies, frozen treats from Schwan and drinks.

Proceeds from the show will help the Farm-City Hub Club support agricultural education for area youth through scholarships and FFA and 4-H leadership programs.

For more information, contact Jenny Eckstein at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce (507-233-4302 or or Show Chair Don Sanderson (507-354-8524 or don.sanderson .