(Redwood Falls MN-) Senator Tina Smith will be visiting the area today and tomorrow. At 1:45 p.m. Smith witll be at Stoney Creek Farm near Redwood Falls to tour the operation, view it’s soil conservation practices, and meet with owners Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, as well as other local officials and farm leaders about the impact of current farm policies. Smith, who says she pushed to get a strong bipartisan Farm Bill signed into law late last year, will take a driving tour of the cattle farm to view many of the farming practices employed in the operation. The group will also discuss the ongoing implementation of the Farm Bill and other policies impacting agriculture. Afterwards, at 330 p.m., Smith will tour the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in Renville. She and the cooperative’s top leaders will inspect the sugar beets and discuss this year’s crop. Later they will take a driving tour of a local sugar beet farm.
Tomorrow Smith will be in Granite Falls to meet with local government and business leaders for a roundtable discussion on expanding broadband access in the region.
At 9:15 a.m.: Sen. Smith will be at the Yellow Medicine County Administration building with Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski, Yellow Medicine County officials, as well as other local leaders to discuss rural broadband needs.
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Smith will be in Montevideo, where she’ll be joined by local officials on a “Rural Economy Tour” of the community. The driving tour will start at Montevideo City Hall, where it will also end. The group will visit several local businesses during the tour.
At 10:30 a.m.:Sen. Smith and others will depart Montevideo City Hall, making stops at three local businesses. The group will return to Montevideo City Hall at approximately 11:30 a.m. for a meet and greet, as well as a short media availability. All stops on the tour will be open to the media.
Stops include the following Businesses:
· Dryer Doctors, 7039 MN-7 SW, Montevideo
· Montevideo Family Dentistry, 629 Legion Dr. Suite #2, Montevideo
· Ice Castle Fish Houses, 3134 E Hwy 7, Montevideo