When it comes to advocacy, your voice is stronger when you're part of the Minnesota Farm Bureau.

large group of Farm Bureau members standing in front of Minnesota State Capitol

With policy constantly changing, having a respected voice at the table looking out for our membership makes all the difference.  

For more than 100 years, MFBF has been the trusted voice for Minnesota farm and ranch families. Our dynamic strength stems from our members at the grassroots level, brought together with elected officials, government agencies and others by our dedicated leadership and staff to address key issues in agriculture and find solutions to help farming and rural Minnesota thrive. The grassroots policy development process helps amplify member's voices, and provide implementation of solutions that can make a difference. 

Contact your county Farm Bureau to learn more and how to get involved. Local issue surfacing meetings typically take place in the summer, before being voted on in the fall. Approved proposals are advanced to the state level at the MFBF Annual Meeting, where they are acted on by the voting delegates to guide Farm Bureau on our legislative actions for the upcoming year.

By the numbers:

  • In 2023, MFBF testified more than 61 times at the state Capitol
  • Day on the Hill returned in 2023 after two years, with over 130 members coming to St. Paul to share their stories
  • 130+ meetings were held with local and national policy makers in 2023
  • 45+ tours were given by our members to elected officials and ag leaders
  • 25 members visited Washington D.C.  to meet with national legislators and other leaders
  • 66 policy development meetings were held across the state, highlighting our grassroots policy development process