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Susan Werner to bring Hayseed Project to Morris

MORRIS -- The University of Minnesota, Morris’s 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series will continue with Susan Werner’s Hayseed Project on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Backed by two sidemen, singer/songwriter Werner brings her unique musical mix of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and jazz to her newest project and recently released CD, Hayseed.

Released in June, Hayseed is the fourth in Werner’s series of concept albums. With it, she returns to the language and characters of her roots—farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides. The daughter of Iowa farmers, Werner addresses topics from sustainable agriculture to cultivating a sense of place through her performances.

A variety of farming and healthy eating activities will accompany the performance. There will be a panel featuring Werner as well as alumni Bryan Simon ’03, area CSA farmer, and Heidi Eger ’13, Green Corps staff, at 1 p.m. in the Turtle Mountain Cafe. An open mic performance focusing on farming and food will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Turtle Mountain Cafe. A farmers market will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 9 to 9:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall.

Single-event and season tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and mail, or in person at the Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. To purchase your tickets today, please visit, call 320-589-6077, or email

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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