Jerry & Diane Blonigen, The Demise of the Family Farm
The Blonigens, retired farmers living in St. Stephen, will discuss why the United States has lost more than half its farms since the 1950s as prices were artificially lowered. They will offer solutions to strengthen the position of agriculture and bring stability to the economy. The Blonigen’s operated a cash crop farm near St. Martin for twenty-six years. During that time, Jerry was actively involved with National Farmers Organization, serving in various positions from county president to the national board of directors.
Michael Maurer, Vietnam and its Aftermath,
Michael P. Maurer, a Vietnam veteran living in Sartell, will reflect on his war experiences, combat, and his eventual return to Vietnam more than three decades later to write the novel Perfume River Nights. This powerful presentation will bring a unique perspective into one of the most fascinating periods in American history.
The Stearns History Museum's Annual Meeting will take place following the Breakfast Club. 10:00 - 10:30.
Glen Tuomaala, St. Cloud State University Band
Glen Tuomaala, St. Cloud State Husky Sports Band Director, will share his research into the early years of the band, its collaborative partnerships with the community, and the driving force to establish the group that we recognize today. He conducted many oral interviews with alumni and will bring first-hand accounts to this intriguing presentation.
Date: Second Wednesday of the Month
Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Cost: Free for members; $7 for nonmembers
Location: Stearns History Museum
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