The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) recognized those who recruited new members to the organization in 2022 at the 104th Annual Meeting on November 18 in Bloomington. 

MFBF Membership Award Recipients

Last year, five individuals were recognized as the top new member recruiters to the organization. Congratulations to Ronald Nelson (Amery, Chisago County), John Gilberson, Jr. (Puposky, Beltrami County), Joyce Welander (Stillwater, Washington County), Carolyn Olson (Cottonwood, Lyon County) and Doug Schultz (Nicollet, Nicollet County). 

Current MFBF members who recruited five or more members last year were also honored as members of the Producers Club. They include: Lori Aakre (Hawley, Clay County), Keith Allen (Kenyon, Goodhue County), Peter Bakken (Garretson, Rock County), Bruce Brenden (Rothsay, Otter Tail County), Rosanne Caughley (Fort Ripley, Crow Wing County), Cynthie Christenson (Rushford, Houston County), Nathan Collins (Murdock, Swift County), Amanda Cook (Center City, Chisago County), Cindy Durheim (Askov, Pine County), Layne Ebeling (Trimont, Martin County), Dave Englebrecht (St. James, Watonwan County), Dan Glessing (Waverly, Wright County), Angela Guentzel (Kasota, Le Sueur County), Mike Gunderson (Bejou, Mahnomen County), Jeri Hanson (Comfrey, Brown County), Shayne Isane (Badger, Roseau County), Robin Kinney (West St. Paul, Hennepin County), Dave Johnson (Faribault, Rice County), Matt Johnson (Litchfield, Meeker County), Caitlin Keck (Owatonna, Steele County), Brian Keller (Lake City, Wabasha County), Tiffany Kobbermann (Hancock, Pope County), Steve Kruse (Harris, Chisago County), Miles Kuschel (Sebeka, Cass County), Larry Larson (Sargeant, Mower County), Joan Lee (McIntosh, Polk County), Katie Lee (Erskine, Polk County), Virginia Magyar (Zumbro Falls, Wabasha County), Ruth Meirick (Kasson, Dodge County), Ed Nelson (Hibbing, Saint Louis County), Jill Nelson (Sleepy Eye, Brown County), Bennett Osmonson (Gully, Polk County), Jeff Pagel (Eyota, Olmsted County), Kevin Paap (Garden City, Blue Earth County), Whitney Pittman (Ada, Norman County), Bob Roelofs (Garden City, Blue Earth County), Karin Schaefer (Howard Lake, Wright County), Dave Sogge (Glyndon, Mahnomen County), Tabitha Ubel (Williams, Lake of the Woods County), Pam Uhlenkamp (Green Isle, Sibley County), Aaron Wagner (Rose Creek, Mower County), Ann Marie Ward (Bemidji, Beltrami County), Stanley Whitney (Mapleton, Faribault County) and Scott Winslow (Fountain, Fillmore County).

Farm Bureau Financial Services Membership Recruiters

Farm Bureau Financial Services (FBFS) also recognized their agents who contributed to Farm Bureau membership recruitment during the last year.

Receiving the Top Builder Award as the agent who signed the most members was Brett Carlson of the Great North Agency. 

Elite Award recipients signed 75 or more members, and include: Dan Pumper (Eagle Ridge Agency), Paul Chapman (The Lakes Agency), Zach Gerdes (Frontier Agency), Tami Kraft (The Lakes Agency) and Ryan Elbert (North Star Agency).

The Builders Club, which recognizes agents who signed more than 50 new members, included: Adam Tabberson (North Star Agency), Chase Carlson (Great North Agency), Corey Madrid (Eagle Ridge Agency), Monte Dufault (Eagle Ridge Agency), Matthew Hemker (Eagle Ridge Agency), Suemaya Azadi (Eagle Ridge Agency), Andrew Floerke (Great North Agency) and Jessica Filipek (North Star Agency).

The Agency of the Year, recognizing the agency that had the highest average of new Farm Bureau members signed per agent went to the North Star Agency.