Suicide Prevention Training

(Brainerd/Mankato, MN) — August 31st, 2022 — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are teaming up to offer conferences on Suicide Prevention for Rural Faith Leaders in Brainerd on September 17, 2022 and in Mankato on September 29, 2022. Rural clergy and lay leaders of all faiths and denominations are welcome. “Suicide can be prevented, and help is available,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health

School lunch

(Washington, D.C.) –August 23, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a $3,458,752.00 cooperative agreement with Minnesota to increase their purchase of nutritious, local foods for school meal programs. Through the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program (LFS), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will purchase and distribute local and regional foods and beverages for schools to serve children through

Noxious Weeds

(Minnesota) — July 20, 2022 — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded $120,000 to combat noxious weeds across Minnesota. Twenty-seven projects are being funded though the 2022 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. The money, awarded to cities, counties, townships, conservation districts, and tribal nations, will be used to purchase equipment and supplies, conduct mapping and outreach activities, and hire private applicators to manage noxious weeds. Noxious weeds