Luhman advanced to the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) competition after capturing top honors at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet Competition in November. Contestants are judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.
Luhman’s family farms near Goodhue. He is attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in agricultural education.
All of the Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors in the AFBF YF&R contest receive a $250 scholarship from the CHS Foundation.
Twenty-two Farm Bureau members from Minnesota are among over 1,300 attending the AFBF FUSION (Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking) Conference. The Conference runs February 13-16 featuring seminars and tours for volunteer leaders from three program areas: Young Farmers & Ranchers, Promotion & Education and Women’s Leadership.