Farm to Table
2nd Annual Farm to Table - AUGUST 9, 2019
Join the University of Minnesota Crookston community for a celebration of Northern Minnesota grown and raised foods. Enjoy an evening dinner prepared by local chefs, featuring foods grown by UMC students, alumni and friends.
Enjoy local craft brews along with a few select wines paired with local poultry and pork grown and raised in central Minnesota by Protein Alliance.
- Protein Alliance is a global meat brokerage and trading company located in central Minnesota owned by Jeff Stauffenecker & Carl Wittenburg, both U of M Crookston alumni.
Since seating is limited for this unique event, registration is recommended by July 25th. We are unable to accommodate registration and payments at the door.
2nd Annual - Event Details
When: Friday, August 9 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: University Teaching & Outreach Center (5:00pm to 5:40pm) and Bede Ballroom (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Tickets: $75/person, register by July 25, 2019
Attire: Business Casual
If you can't attend, consider contributing to the Student Success College Fund at the University of Minnesota Crookston, please visit: www.z.umn.edu/farmtotable2019
About Protein Alliance, Inc.
Protein Alliance, Inc. is a fully integrated, global meat brokerage and trading company located in central Minnesota providing a diverse product line of proteins from all the major processors in the United States. Services include turkey genetics, farm production, processing plant management and domestic and international sales.
Protein Alliance, Inc. was created in 1999 when Jeff Stauffenecker & Carl Wittenburg took their extensive experience in the agricultural industry and pursued their dreams on becoming entrepreneurs. U of M Crookston alumni, both have enjoyed building relationships with their customers, suppliers and are currently serving as board members, Jeff on the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association & Carl on the National Turkey Federation.
Farm to Table 2019 Menu
Traditional Walley Ceviche
Midwestern Shepard's Salad
Cider Brined Turkey Breast
Slow roasted over a bed of vegetable ragout served with crispy mashed potatoes
Smoked Apple Pork Loin
Lemon roasted brussel spouts and a parsnip puree
Pumpkin Style Bread Pudding
Pumpkin bread pudding with an ale sweet cream sauce
Chef Shane Halvorson, Executive Chef University of Minnesota Crookston Dining Services, Sodexo
Chef Shane is currently the Executive Chef at University of Minnesota Crookston in Crookston, Minnesota, where he has worked since 2018. He resides on a few acres just 10 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Before accepting the position at UMC he was the Head Chef for Hyvee in Atlantic, IA. Previous to that he was the Executive Chef for the Grand Forks Air Force Base where he spent many years serving the armed forces their local favorites from whole hog roasts to Asian inspired delicacies. Chef Shane considers himself a "food junkie" and loves learning as much as he can about any cuisine. He says he doesn't have a specialty per say which has helped him stay creative and open minded in the dishes he creates.
Additional details will be announced soon.
5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. - Social and Polk County Mounted Posse
Enjoy local spirit samplings from Far North Spirits of Hallock, Minnesota, while watching the Polk County Mounted Posse. The Farm to Table Dinner Social is sponsored by the Minnesota AgriWomen and Ag Country Farm Credit Services.
The Polk County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is a group of volunteers who assist the Sheriff's Office in Search and Rescue missions. The Posse promotes community relations by working at city and county functions and are available to speak at schools and other organizations. The Posse operates under the Sheriff's Office, but is self funded and use their own personal horses, ATV's and equipment to provide services to the county.
5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
Depart the University Teaching & Outreach Center for Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. - Welcome & Farm to Table Dinner and Program
Enjoy local craft brews and a few select wines produced regionally while feasting on pork and poultry grown in Central Minnesota by Protein Alliance.