MN Egg Farmer Named Finalist in Super Bowl TV Contest

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The owners of a Minnesota egg farm are one step closer to winning a free Super Bowl commercial having been named finalists in a national TV contest. Locally Laid Egg Company is located in Wrenshall, Minnesota and is one of more than 15,000 small businesses nationwide vying to win a free 30-second spot in the Super Bowl on February 2. Locally Laid co-owners Jason and Lucie Amundsen submitted a video entry featuring their charismatic chickens – all named LoLa – in Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest, sponsored by QuickBooks. They were notified today their company is one of four finalists.

Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson says the Amundsen family is one example of the thousands of Minnesota farm families working hard to grow quality crops, livestock and poultry.

“Minnesota’s agriculture sector is successful because we support all sizes and types of farms,” said Frederickson. “It’s great the Amundsens are getting the chance to show that small family farms can do big things and that their chickens are being featured on the national stage.”

Jason Amundsen is celebrating his advancement to the competition’s final round by reflecting on how his family and company have made it this far.

“I’m proud to be able to show how a small business can start with a desire to change the world through sustainable agriculture and the support of my community and state,” said Amundsen.

The winner of Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest will be chosen by a nationwide online vote going on now through December 1. To vote for the “LoLa” chicks, log on to www.smallbusinessbiggame.com

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