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Minnesota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


The Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is generally held each year the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. This event is a way to see the policy development process come to fruition and celebrate the successes of Farm Bureau in the previous year.

The 2016 Annual Meeting is set for November 17-19 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington.


Click here for a registration brochure and schedule or click here to register for the MFBF Annual Meeting online.

*Note: When you register online, you can register your entire group at one time. Under "Participant Information," click "Add." If you choose to register separately, you will need to register with a different email address for each registration.

Keynote Speaker: John Kriesel

John Kriesel will be the keynote speaker at the noon luncheon on Saturday, November 19.

In 2006, Kriesel was nearly blown to shreds by a 200-pound roadside bomb in the parched sands of Iraq, but battlefield angels in army uniforms kept him breathing long enough to reach a field hospital. He died three times and was shocked back to life. Somehow he survived through four hospitals, 35 surgeries and months of recovery. He lost both legs and suffered numerous other major injuries, but it was the loss of two close friends that hurt the most. The guy who wasn’t supposed to survive and was told he probably would be in a wheelchair the rest of his life walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after nine months.

Eight years after his near-death experience in Iraq Kriesel is Director of Veterans Services for Anoka County, a frequent contributor on KFAN Sports Radio and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Kriesel lives in Cottage Grove with his wife and two sons.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

We invite you to consider participation as a sponsor or exhibitor of the MFBF 98th Annual Meeting. All sponsors will be recognized in promotional and program materials, as well as signage. Click here for the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities brochure or click here for online sponsorship and payment.

Platinum Sponsorship ($4,000+)
  • Premium booth location
  • Program recognition
  • Up to eight banquet or luncheon tickets
  • Recognition at each banquet
Gold Sponsorship ($2,500+)
  • Prominent booth location
  • Program recognition
  • Up to six banquet or luncheon tickets
  • Recognition at each banquet
Silver Sponsorship ($1,500+)
  • Better booth location
  • Program recognition
  • Up to four banquet or luncheon tickets
  • Recognition at each banquet
Bronze Sponsorship ($500+)
  • Booth space
  • Program recognition
  • Two banquet or luncheon tickets
  • Recognition at each banquet

Exhibitor Opportunities
  • Single Booth ($175)
  • Double Booth ($250)
  • Electricity ($25)