MANKATO — A rural forum, Navigating Perspectives, is planned from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Mankato Civic Center Ballroom, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato.

The annual reception and dinner event joins key public leaders with farmers, ag and business professionals, college students, ag organizations and more. The forum provides an opportunity for important conversations about key issues facing the rural economy and potential solutions.

Keynote speaker is Rick Berman, president of Berman and Co., a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm specializing in research, communications and creative advertising.

Gov. Tim Walz, key Minnesota legislators and representatives from Minnesota FFA have been invited to attend.

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