Harvesting Solutions

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.

Join us on Thursday, August 15 for the third edition of Harvesting Solutions, focusing on labor issues in Minnesota. Use the following link to register and join us at noon CST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqceuvrz0qHtbAr8qBwrWTnuY_wXubT_Jm

Below you will find previous episodes of our Harvesting Solutions series, and ways to take action and advance solutions in your community.

Harvesting Solutions: Childcare in Minnesota


Now what? Passionate about advancing childcare and supporting your community? Use the following resources to get started, and reach out to your local Farm Bureau to get them engaged in taking action.

  • Visit www.childcareaccess.org to get a picture of what childcare access looks like in your community.
  • See if there's an organization/association of childcare workers in your community and ask what they need for support.
  • Work with local licensors to identify needs in your community and and share information about resources for providers.
  • Talk with all levels of government (city council/mayor, county commissioners, state legislators, etc.) about the importance of supporting childcare initiatives.


Harvesting Solutions: Healthcare in Minnesota

Now what? Passionate about advancing healthcare and supporting your community? Use the following ideas 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”.