Hagedorn Announces Congressional App Challenge Participation
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) announced today that his office will be participating in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for high school students across the nation.
"This competition is a tremendous initiative and opportunity for young Americans to learn more about and develop skills in the STEM fields that are critical to our nation’s future job growth, economic expansion and innovation. I encourage all interested southern Minnesota high school students to participate and look forward to reviewing the submissions,” said Hagedorn.
Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.