Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation recently held the Minnesota Farm Bureau Council of County Presidents meeting on February 11 at the University Club in St. Paul with over 120 in attendance, including 40 state legislators and representatives from Congressman Walz and Congresswoman Bachmann's offices. The meeting was designed to give county and regional Farm Bureau presidents the opportunity to meet with their state legislators and state agency commissioners. In addition, the presidents were able to share issues important to agriculture with these officials in an informal setting. County Farm Bureau presidents heard from state legislators, as well as Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Holsten, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency agricultural liaison Wayne Anderson, Bill Grant with the Izaak Walton League of America and Warren Formo-Minnesota Agriculture Water Resources Coalition executive director. Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.