IDEAg Group LLC announces its second annual National Anthem Contest for this year’s Minnesota Farmfest. Farmfest will take place Aug. 6-8 in Redwood County, Minnesota; the deadline to apply for the contest is July 5.

The winner of the contest will be invited to sing the national anthem at Gate 2 on the opening day of Farmfest, Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 8:00 a.m. Central. The performance will livestream on the Farmfest social media pages. The winner will receive free entry to Farmfest for him/herself and up to three guests.

Interested singers can visit the Farmfest website to apply. A YouTube video of the applicant singing the national anthem must be submitted for consideration. The winner will be notified in late July. Any individual performer can enter the competition, but if the applicant is under the age of 18, parental consent is required.

“We could not be more thrilled to have the community take part in this annual contest,” said Niki Jones, IDEAg marketing manager. “Every year, Farmfest celebrates agriculture and the rural lifestyle, and we look forward to integrating the community and showcasing the local talent.”

Minnesota Farmfest will feature approximately 500 companies showcasing the latest innovations available to farmers in the upper Midwest. The show is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 7-8. Ticketing information can be found on

Source: Farm Bureau