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Minnesota Farm Bureau Achieves Membership Growth

For the fifth consecutive year, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has achieved an overall membership gain. With over 3% gain in total membership in 2015, MFBF has also gained “Navigator” status from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

“Thank you to everyone who helped us to reach our goal of a membership increase. By joining the Farm Bureau, members help us speak with one voice for agriculture,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Whether we speak to elected officials, the media or our children’s classrooms, coming together to represent agriculture is essential for rural America.”

By working together, Farm Bureau volunteers, staff and Farm Bureau Financial Services staff and agents were able to achieve this goal. Many of the 78 county/regional Farm Bureaus achieved a membership gain.

The achievement will be celebrated at the MFBF 97th Annual Meeting to be held November 19-21 in Bloomington at the DoubleTree Hotel.

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.

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