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.”
“Today’s farmers produce food, fiber, feed and renewable fuel using techniques such as global positioning satellites and biotechnology,” said Paap. “The Minnesota Farm Bureau is proud of the dedication and hard work of our farmer and rancher members who care for our natural resources while producing a quality, safe food supply.”
“More than 1.1 million acres in the state are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP),” said Paap. “Farmers are involved in numerous conservation efforts with the goal of protecting the environment and providing habitat for wildlife.”
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation represents Farmers • Families • Food 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 help 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.