The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Meeting will be November 17-19 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. The meeting will have a variety of sessions on agricultural issues, leadership development, the Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) contests and award banquets.
John Kriesel will be the keynote speaker at the noon luncheon on Saturday, November 19. In 2006, Kriesel nearly lost his life to a 200-pound roadside bomb in the parched sands of Iraq, but battlefield angels in army uniforms kept him breathing long enough to reach a field hospital. He died three times and was shocked back to life. Somehow he survived through four hospitals, 35 surgeries and months of recovery.