The grassroots membership of Minnesota Farm Bureau continually identifies issues impacting agriculture and Minnesota. As a result of this process, Minnesota Farm Bureau is able to share the voices of its members, find resources and work towards solutions to help keep communities thriving.

In the second edition of our Harvesting Solutions webinars, we discussed the challenges rural healthcare faces with Dr.  Ken Holmen, President & CEO of CentraCare.

Now what? Passionate about finding solutions to support healthcare providers your community? Use the following resources to get started, and reach out to your local Farm Bureau to get them engaged in taking action.

  • Gather like-minded leaders and community representatives together to create sounding boards and a process for voices to be heard.
  • Promote careers in rural healthcare to students at an early age.
  • Support rural medical school programs.
  • Research and invest in programs to strengthen emergency medical response teams.
  • Invest in and collaborate with others to strengthen rural “main streets”.