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Hanson to serve as Minnesota Farm Bureau Public Policy Director

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) announced today that Amber Hanson has been promoted to the Public Policy Director position effective today June 13. Hanson will continue to focus on national issues. A search will begin for a MFBF Public Policy Associate Director position to focus on state issues.

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue my work with Minnesota Farm Bureau members and look forward to expanding the policy work we do as a grassroots organization,” said Hanson. “I am very honored to work with and represent Minnesota farmers.”

Most recently Hanson worked as the MFBF Public Policy Associate Director. Prior to that, Hanson worked for AgriBank where she was the government affairs specialist. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communications from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and is working on her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern. She was born and raised on a corn and soybean farm in Mower County.

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.