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.
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.