Over the weekend, about 80 members from across the nation visited Minnesota for Target Training. Target Training is a premier consumer engagement training for Farm Bureau members from any state who are passionate about sharing agriculture with the general public. This event occurs every other year with a different theme that focuses on inspiring and equipping farmers and ranchers to successfully convey the significance of agriculture and bridge the gap between field and fork.

This year, the theme was Promoting Positive Perceptions. The event kicked off with tours on Thursday afternoon. One tour set out to the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds where attendees toured the UMN Meat Lab and dairy facilities. They also toured the state fairgrounds including the MNFB state fair exhibit. The other tour set off to Mill City Museum and Pyre's Brewing Company.

Throughout the weekend, attendees listened to various speakers who explained their background in the subject and helped attendees find the best way to convey their personal messages. Many of our Minnesota members competed in Field to Fork Faceoff on Friday night which is a Family Feud style game where members compete head-to-head focusing on the perceptions of Agriculture. Two of our members, Amanda Cook and Cindy Durheim were on the winning team.