Minnesota residents have another chance to win a year’s worth of free groceries* from Minnesota farmers.  The Farmers Feed US campaign that debuted one year ago has been so popular that Minnesota farmers announced at Farmfest today they will again sponsor the sweepstakes and offer one $5,000 grand prize and two $1,000 prizes in free groceries.

Beginning August 15 and running through October 13, Minnesotans can enter the sweepstakes at the Minnesota Farmers Feed US website, www.farmersfeedus.org/mn.  The site features 13 Minnesota farmers and their families who show how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food through online tours of their farms.

Over the course of the 60-day campaign, consumers throughout the state will also see and hear from these farmers as they are featured in television advertisements and on Facebook and Twitter.  Consumers will also be able to register for the sweepstakes at the Minnesota State Fair, August 25 – September 5.

Minnesota Farmers Feed US coordinator Lisa Reeck says the campaign is a great way for consumers to learn more about how farmers produce the food we eat.

“Over the past 12 months, Minnesotans have made more than 100,000 registrations for the sweepstakes and have watched the videos of the featured farmers,” said Reeck. “It’s been a very successful campaign and we’re excited to again be able to offer free groceries to some lucky winners.”

Minnesota Farmers Feed US is sponsored by several Minnesota agriculture groups including the Broiler and Egg Association of Minnesota, Midwest Dairy Association, Minnesota Beef Council, Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion  Council, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council.

*Based on Food Marketing Institute figures, a $5,000 value.