Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes FFA during National FFA Week, February 22-28. This week is a great reminder of the many reasons why Farm Bureau maintains such strong support for the FFA program. Farm Bureau invests in FFA throughout the year because Farm Bureau sees future farmers, future agricultural industry leaders and future Farm Bureau members involved in this organization. Below are some of the ways Farm Bureau partners with FFA throughout the year. The MFB Young Farmers & Ranchers and MFB Foundation sponsor the Minnesota FFA Discussion Meet contest. The MFB Foundation sponsors the public speaking and extemporaneous speaking state contests and serves as a general sponsor of the Minnesota FFA Convention. MFB Foundation recognizes an FFA Advisor of the Year and sponsors the Minnesota Association of Ag Educators Young Educator of the Year award. The MFB has a representative on the Minnesota FFA Foundation board of directors and provides assistance to state FFA contests. Minnesota FFA state and regional officers serve as timekeepers at the MFB Young Farmers & Ranchers state discussion meet contest. MFB is a sponsor of the Minnesota FFA Foundation Golf Outing. MFB is a sponsor of the Minnesota FFA Foundation Day at the Dome. MFB and county Farm Bureaus supported the new CHS Miracle of Birth Center and FFA Chapter House at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. County Farm Bureaus and Farm Bureau leaders also support FFA programs by sponsoring local FFA activities or individuals, jointly hosting events such as safety camps and serve as a driving force to maintain FFA programs in local school districts. Farm Bureau is proud of FFA in Minnesota and of all of the youth and leaders who make this such a great organization. Farm Bureau is proud to be a strong supporter of FFA. Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations 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.