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Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Holds Fundraisers

The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation recently held two fundraisers for programs focused on agricultural education, safety education and leadership development.

The first annual Sporting Clays Tournament was held at the Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur on July 22. Over $3,000 was raised for the MFB Foundation. Teams ranged from county Farm Bureaus sponsoring local high school sporting clay teams to 4-H shooting sports teams.

The MFB Foundation also held their annual pork chop stand at Farmfest, August 2-4 at the Gilfillan Estate near Morgan. Over $12,000 was raised for the MFB Foundation. Thank you to Hormel Foods Inc., Enbridge Energy, AMPI and Farm Bureau Financial Services for their generous support of the pork chop stand. Money raised from the pork chop stand supports the MFB Foundation and Lyon County Farm Bureau programs.

Other MFB Foundation fundraisers include the annual auction held at the MFB Annual Meeting on Friday, November 18 and the Golf Scramble set for June 27, 2017.

The MFB Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for supporters of agriculture to invest in people and programs that promote agriculture. Examples of some of the programs currently funded include leadership training for farmer leaders, public outreach and education, educational resources for farmers and county Farm Bureaus and more. For more information or to donate, contact Ruth Meirick at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation at ruth.meirick@fbmn.org or 651-768-2115 or log onto www.fbmn.org.