Luhman Finishes in Sweet Sixteen of National Discussion Meet

Jared Luhman of Goodhue County finished in the top 16 in the National Collegiate Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) FUSION Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He was among the 47 in this year’s competition.

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.