Members and leadership from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation traveled to Washington, D.C. September 11-13 to share agriculture’s story with our state legislators and meet with other agriculture leaders.

The group shared their farming and ranching experiences, providing personal examples of the impact of current and proposed legislation on agriculture in the state. Primary focuses included programming in the 2023 farm bill, Prop 12, drought conditions in the state and conservation programs.

Members on the fall trip included: Minnesota Farm Bureau Vice President Carolyn Olson, MFBF District III Director Peter Bakken (Rock County), Nathan and Katie Drewitz (Fillmore County), David and Cindy Durheim (Pine County), Corey Ramsden Scott (Washington County), Dustin and Katie Wiese (Cass County) and MFBF staff Kaytlin Bemis, Pierce Bennett and James Dodds.

The Farmers to D.C. trip is held twice a year and open to all MFBF members. The next trip will take place in the spring of 2024.