Members from counties in District I came together for the first District I Ag Summit in Rochester on March 3.

Before the Ag Summit, voting delegates from the district elected a new district director, Jeff Pagel, to replace former director Keith Allen who resigned his role earlier in the year after accepting a position with the office of Rep. Brad Finstad. 

Attendees had the opportunity to hear legislative updates from MFBF Director of Public Policy Pierce Bennett and organizational updates from President Dan Glessing. Farm transition coach Paul Lanoue also spoke about how to approach those important conversations and took questions from the audience.