Jason Amundsen - Locally Laid Egg Company (LOLA)

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.

Tune in this Thursday as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid to discuss the journey and the next steps. And of course, to encourage the Midwest to support its Minnesota-based fellow ag company! It's happening this Thursday starting at 12:30 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA! Langseth will also chat with Thomas Cleary of Inuit, discussing the origins of the contest "Small Business, Big Game."

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 recently 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 Amundsens have a truly remarkable story - if you want to hear it, be sure to tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA, or read more about them at the official Locally Laid Egg Company website!

The winner of Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest will be chosen by a nationwide online vote going on now through December 1.

Show your Midwest Pride and vote for the Locally Laid Egg Company! Do so by going online: www.smallbusinessbiggame.com

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