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Minnesota Farm Bureau Pleased with Perdue Confirmation

“The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) thanks Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken for voting for Governor Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as the next U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Secretary Perdue is a needed voice for agriculture as the new administration addresses issues like trade, regulatory reform, agriculture labor and the next farm bill. We look forward to working with the new Secretary to address issues facing Minnesota farmers and ranchers.” Read More

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Sporting Clays Fundraiser Set for June 8

The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation will hold its second annual sporting clays fundraiser at Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur on Thursday, June 8. All proceeds from the event help fund MFB Foundation programs focused on agricultural education, safety education and leadership development. The format will be a five-person team shoot with 12 interactive shooting stations starting at 2:00 p.m. The entry fee covers 50 targets, banquet meal and prizes. Other contests will take place throughout the afternoon. The cost for the event is $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Read More

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Northwest Regional Farm Bureau Donates Book Bundles to Area Schools

Northwest Regional Farm Bureau donated and presented a Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) book bundle to both Roseau Elementary and Badger Elementary schools on April 13. “We are excited to provide elementary students in our area the opportunity to read about agriculture,” said Shayne Isane, Northwest Regional Farm Bureau President. “Agriculture is an important part of our communities, and these books are a great way to show our commitment to education.” Read More

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Farm Bureau leaders visit St Mary's Parochial School

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Promotion & Education (P&E) Committee visited St Mary’s Parochial School in Long Prairie to share this year’s Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) theme “Soil” and conducted activities to help students gain a better understanding of agriculture. The Farm Bureau leaders highlighted soil to farmers while working with students in 3rd-5th grade. The 45-minute presentation began with MFBF P&E Committee members and county Farm Bureau leaders reading “Dirt the Scoop on Soil” and “Dirt – Jump into Science” to the students followed by an apple as the world activity and the students conducting soil and food mapping activities Read More

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Farm Bureau Recognizes Earth Day

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) encourages everyone to recognize every day as Earth Day. “In agriculture, every day is Earth Day. April 22 is the day where we emphasize the importance of our natural resources and share agriculture’s story,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “As farmers, we pride ourselves in caring for our water, air, land and its resources. Conserving and protecting the earth for your children and ours is our top priority.” Read More

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Clay County Farm Bureau Donates Book Bundles to Area Schools

Clay County Farm Bureau donated a bundle of 10 books to every elementary school in Clay County and to the Moorhead Public Library. The presentations were made throughout the month of March to celebrate agriculture. “We are excited to provide all of the elementary students in our county the opportunity to read about agriculture,” said Mark Harless, Clay County Farm Bureau President. “Agriculture is an important part of our communities, and these books are a great way to show our commitment to education.” Read More

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Region 1 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Tyler Myhre from the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter and Rachel Bolar from the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 1 FFA Discussion Meet held on April 3 at Ada High School. They will advance to the state contest sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation at the end of April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. Other finalists included Solomon Carlson of the Hawley FFA Chapter. Read More

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Why Should I Get Involved?

Do you ever ask yourself the question “Why should I get involved?” That’s the question I asked myself while growing up, watching mom and dad attend many Farm Bureau events while I was stuck at home doing the chores. Fast forward a few years and now it’s the other way around. So why did I get involved? Read More

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Tell Your Farm's Story

I just returned home from Leadership Conference at the Sanford Convention Center in Bemidji, held annually by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Promotion & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committees. Nearly 225 people from around the state were in attendance, and the weather cooperated nicely for both tours and travel. I encourage everyone to mark January 26 and 27 in your calendar for next year’s conference in Red Wing. Your county may be able to help fund your trip. Just ask - you won’t be disappointed and it will help motivate you to accomplish personal goals. Read More

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Watch out for Each Other, Hold Hands and Stick Together

Many of us have heard about or maybe read Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” The book reminds us to share everything, play fair, don’t hit people, put things back where you found them, clean up your own mess, don’t take things that aren’t yours, say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody, wash your hands before you eat, flush, warm cookies and cold milk are good for you, live a balanced life-learn some and think some, draw and paint, sing and dance, play and work some, take a nap every afternoon, when you go out into the world - watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together and be aware of wonder. Read More

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