Minnesota Farm Bureau Announces YF&R Discussion Meet Semi-Finalists

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee held the preliminary rounds of the Discussion Meet at the MFBF Leadership Conference at Treasure Island near Red Wing on January 24. Contestants were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

Eight semi-finalists were selected and will compete in the final two rounds of competition at the MFBF Annual Meeting in November. The eight semi-finalists are: Brad Lanoue of Blue Earth County, Amanda Durow of Dakota County, Katie Winslow of Fillmore County, Hugh Bergeland of Lac qui Parle County, John Verly of Lyon County, Joe Sullivan of Renville County, Katie Miron of Washington/Ramsey County and Jenna Davis of Wright County.