Advocating for Trade

On Monday, July 10, MFBF Vice President Carolyn Olson had the honor of testifying on behalf of farmers and ranchers across the state as part of a House Ways & Means Committee field hearing at Schiefelbein Farms in Kimball. During the hearing, discussions included the importance of trade in agriculture, supply chains and more.

Vice President Carolyn Olson sitting next to a man testifying

Connecting with Agriculture

Throughout the summer months county Farm Bureaus are busy connecting with people at a variety of events on and off the farm. Here are just a few of the of people serving food at a breakfast

Beltrami County Agriculture Breakfast

Group of people sitting at tables during trivia game

Brown and Nicollet Counties Ag Trivia

Group of people in large room at event

Clay County Breakfast on the Farm

Group of seven people posed for a photo

Dakota County volunteering at a Girl Scout camp

Two girls playing a game at an event

Houston County Breakfast on the Farm

Group of members posed for photo at event

Martin County Breakfast on the Farm

two people holding pie plate during competition

Norman County pie contest at the county fair

Large group of people standing in front of farm equipment

Redwood County I Met a Farmer Tour

Farm Bureau member with group of students and donated books

Renville County book donation


Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair Katie Wiese and Promotion & Education Committee Chair Cindy Durheim visited Washington, D.C. as part of the American Farm Bureau Federation Fly-In. While there, they met with legislators to discuss the farm bill and other legislation impacting farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and across the country. They were joined by MFBF President Dan Glessing and the MFBF public policy team.

group of five people posed for photo

Committee Outing

Members of the Promotion & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committees came together in Fargo to plan for the 2024 LEAP Conference while learning more about agriculture in the NW part of the state. Save the date and join us for the conference, Feb. 2-3!

two women standing in front of U.S. Capitol

Farmfest 2023

Minnesota Farm Bureau took to the grill once again in Redwood county, serving its famous pork chops as part of Farmfest 2023. In addition to the food, leadership and members had the opportunity to connect with elected officials and farmers and ranchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the current happenings with the 2023 farm bill and much more impacting agriculture.

Two people standing behind a grill grilling pork chops

group of Farm Bureau members and legislators posed for a photo

group of people sitting on stage during a panel

Foundation Golf Scramble 

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation held its annual Golf Scramble on June 20 at River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. Nearly 80 golfers took part in the day, raising over $11,000 for the Foundation and its efforts to support agricultural education, safety programs and leadership development programs across the state.

Group of four golfers posed for a team photo

FFA Officer Visit

The 2023-24 FFA State Officer Team visited the Farm Bureau office in Eagan to meet with leadership and staff members. 

Minnesota FFA leadership with President Glessing during meeting