"This will be an exciting opportunity to combine my passion for Farm Bureau and for sharing agriculture's story," said Groth. "Serving on the first AFBF P&E Committee will be a great opportunity to help make recommendations in forming programs and activities that will assist county Farm Bureaus across the U.S."
"Melinda is a strong Farm Bureau leader. She excels in sharing agriculture's story and helping consumers have a better understanding of what she does on her farm every day," said MFBF President Kevin Paap. "With her drive and knowledge of agriculture, Melinda will be a great asset to the AFBF P&E Committee."
Groth currently serves on the Minnesota P&E Committee. She and her husband, Glen, grow corn and soybeans and raise dairy cattle and horses on their farms in Winona and Fillmore Counties.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus 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 our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.