People from every zip code in Minnesota have a stake in our food and farm economy. Many don’t realize it, but tens of thousands of good jobs in the Twin Cities and in regional cities and smaller towns are directly tied to Minnesota farmers and the good food they produce. However, the disconnect between those living in urban areas and rural communities has grown in recent years. Simply put, many Minnesotans don’t know how their food is produced or have a connection to the people who are doing it.

The reality is that the folks who are responsible for tending to Minnesota food, animals and farms are a lot like you. They are hard working. They are ethical. They value their families and friends.

Take a peek into the lives of those who produce and are responsible for good Minnesota food, farms and jobs: