The 2019 MFBF LEAP Conference is designed to provide leadership and advocacy training for all Farm Bureau members. The conference is planned and hosted by the Promotion & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committees.
Mark has performed live for over three million people in 22 countries and 46 states throughout his career. He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world.
Mark has shared the stage with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Senator John McCain, Magic Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Grammy Award winning artists Rihanna, Brooks and Dunn and Brandy, Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, The Band Perry, Craig Campbell, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker.
Throughout his entertainment career, Mark has performed for the Tuskegee Airmen, the Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Members of Congress, Sargent Shriver, Mia Hamm, Tony Stewart, Jordin Sparks, the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants (NFL), the Florida Panthers (NHL), the Washington Nationals (MLB), the NCAA, Universal Studios and The Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe.
Currently, Mark travels the country delivering keynote addresses. He also performs the National Anthem for collegiate and professional sports teams and is the full-time National Anthem singer for the National Champion University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey program as well as a guest performer for the College World Series, The Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Lynx, the NCAA Wrestling Championships and in venues such as Madison Square Garden.
Mark is a former AmeriCorps member, as well as a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota.
On Friday afternoon, conference tours will be held. The conference will kick off with a district social hour and an opening address from Mark J. Lindquist.
On Saturday, there will be three rounds of workshops ranging in topics from leadership, advocacy, education and promotion along with a Capitol Experience.
Saturday afternoon will have a “Resource Course” for Promotion & Education resources and a conference wide service project “Fill the Backpack.”
The LEAP Conference will also be the host to the preliminary rounds of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet.
The conference will conclude on Saturday night following the leadership banquet and entertainment hosted by the MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Promotion and Education Committee.
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Enbridge Energy, LLC
Gislason & Hunter, LLP
Minnesota Corn Growers Association
Lindy Meadows, LLC
Minnesota Beef Council
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center
Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council
Scott County Farm Bureau
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperatives
Sogge Tax Service
TASC Agri Plan
Wright County Farm Bureau