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Farm Bureau Young Farmers hold Leadership Tour in Hugo Area

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) hosted the Summer Leadership Tour on Friday, July 17 in the Hugo area.

The young farmers toured Poplar Hill Dairy Goat Farm, Costa Farm and Greenhouse and Lift Bridge Brewing Company. Following the tours, John Romines, vice president of sales for Winfield Solutions, LLC, shared his insight on leadership. The evening concluded with a grill out at the Miron Family Farm in Hugo and entertainment by Copperhead Creek.

“The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers were excited to provide this leadership opportunity for young farmers from across the state to learn about agriculture in east central Minnesota,” said MFBF YF&R Chair Kristy Miron. “It was also a great opportunity to strengthen personal leadership skills which can be applied to our home communities.”

While in Hugo, the MFBF YF&R Committee also met for their summer meeting on July 18.

Minnesota Farm Bureau focusing on 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 our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.

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