The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) announced today that Doug Busselman has been hired as the next public policy director effective December 1. This position has been open since August 1 after Chris Radatz was promoted to MFBF executive director.
"I’m very eager to rejoin the Minnesota Farm Bureau team and look forward to working with the organization’s volunteer leaders and my soon to be colleagues in making a difference for Minnesota farm families,” said Busselman. “After having been a way from the state I grew up in for so long, I look forward to the opportunities and challenges to reconnect with the policy issues, Farm Bureau members and Minnesota friends."
“We are excited to have Doug rejoin the Minnesota Farm Bureau team,” said Radatz. “He has a thorough understanding of the Farm Bureau organization and the legislative and regulatory process. He understands the strength and effectiveness of our organization is based on a well-informed and motivated membership base. His experience and background will be an asset to our entire organization and allow him to hit the ground running.”
Busselman is a native of Southwestern Minnesota, where he grew up on a family dairy farm near Lake Benton. After receiving his degree in rural communications from the University of Minnesota Technical College – Crookston, he began his career in 1978 with MFBF as the director of media relations. For the past 25 years, Busselman has been the executive vice president of the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to that, he has also served as the director of communications with the North Dakota Farm Bureau and with the ACRES market information service of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Minnesota Farm Bureau – Farmers ● Families ● Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.