Nobel Conference Twin Cities Preview

Wednesday, July 11

Hitting Pay Dirt with the Farm Bill

A preview event for the upcoming Nobel Conference, featuring the Theater of Public Policy (T2P2), the nationally known improv comedy troupe founded by Gusties Tane Danger and Brandon Boat, that uses unscripted theater to unpack and re-imagine hard, “thinky” issues. They'll be joined by two special guests:

  • Terry Morrow is a longtime DFL politician and former member of the Gustavus faculty who is currently running for the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners.
  • Tom Nuessmeier, class of 1983, is a Le Sueur County organic farmer and a federal farm policy organizer for the Land Stewardship Project.

Wednesday, July 11
In the 4H Building at the State Fairgrounds

6:30 p.m. - Reception
7:30 p.m. - Show
This is a FREE event

The show kicks off with your T2P2 host Tane Danger, class of 2007, interviewing the two expert guests about what the Farm Bill is, and what it has to do with soil. Then, believe it or not, those wonky topics will be brought to hilarious life by the cast of The Theater of Public Policy.

Don’t miss this free, fun and thought-provoking night for Gustavus alumni, parents, friends, and anyone who has ever eaten anything grown in soil.

A RSVP is requested, even though the event if free.

More about the Featured Guests

Terry Morrow:

  • Currently running for Nicollet County commissioner.
  • Currently Minnesota School Boards Association associate director of management and policy services
  • Member of the Gustavus communication studies faculty from 1995-2013
  • Three-term representative from District 23A to the Minnesota House, where he served on the Agriculture, Rural Economies & Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Served as legislative director of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Tom Nuessmeier

  • Gustavus Class of 1983
  • Currently, Policy Program Organizer focusing on federal farm policy reform with the Land Stewardship Project.
  • Currently, a fourth generation farmer in Le Sueur County, where he and his brother raise organic small grains and pastured pigs on their century farm.
  • A musician, he taught band in the Cleveland school district for several years, as well as playing in the Mankato Symphony.

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