Sen. Al Franken Coming to Mankato Wednesday

Senator Al Franken will be in Mankato on Wednesday afternoon, taking renewable energy and the importance of the farm economy for the future of Minnesota.

Franken will be at the Center of Renewable Energy on the Minnesota State University – Mankato campus, touring the facility and discussing legislation he’s introduced that he says will help farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses deploy more renewable energy projects and cut energy costs.

Franken is a member of the Senate Energy Committee and he’s hoping his proposals will serve as the basis for the new energy section of the next Farm Bill.

The roundtable starts at 1:00pm and will also include representatives of various renewable energy associations, along with faculty, staff and students from MSU.

In Minnesota, one-in-five jobs is tied to agriculture.

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