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

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

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

Minnesota Farm Bureau Announces “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award Recipients

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce that Members of Congress Erik Paulsen, Tom Emmer and Collin Peterson are the recipients of the “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award from the 114th Congress. Former Representative John Kline was also a recipient of this award.

The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given to individuals who have supported Farm Bureau issues, as demonstrated by their voting records. The voting records were based on issues selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

“These members of Congress have demonstrated support and commitment to agriculture and deserve our thanks for sharing Farm Bureau’s dedication to enhancing the lives of farm and ranch families across the state,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “A lot was accomplished due to these elected officials during the last Congress, and we look forward to continuing our work together during the 115th Congress.” 

The “Friend of Farm Bureau” Awards were presented on March 1 while Farm Bureau members from Minnesota were in Washington, D.C.


Farm Bureau Members Attend Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Farmers and ranchers from across Minnesota were part of the Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) delegation to attend the American Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. Nearly 600 farmers and ranchers from across the country met to hear legislative updates on Farm Bureau priority issues and to learn how to better engage elected officials on these topics. Read More

Farm Bureau and FFA - Working Together

The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes FFA during National FFA Week, February 18-25. 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 leaders and future Farm Bureau members involved in this organization. Read More

Region 7 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Emma Severns from the Maple River FFA Chapter and Emma Dettmann from the Norwood Young America FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 7 FFA Discussion Meet held February 10. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. This contest is sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Read More

Region 2 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Molly Lindgren from the Staples/Motley FFA Chapter and Alexis Krebs from the Upsala FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 2 FFA Discussion Meet held February 9. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. This contest is sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Read More

Region 8 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Brittanie Winfield from the Grand Meadow FFA Chapter and Samuel Moenning from the Triton FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 8 FFA Discussion Meet held January 27. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. This contest is sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Read More

Region 5 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Derek Krieger from the KMS FFA Chapter and Bailee Schiefelbein from the Kimball FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 5 FFA Discussion Meet held January 20. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. The contest is sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Read More

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