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Farm Bureau Young Farmers hold Leadership Tour in Dodge County

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) hosted the Summer Leadership Tour on Friday, July 15 in southeastern Minnesota.

The young farmers toured McNeilus Steel, Inc; Seneca Foods; Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery; and the Red Barn Learning Center. The evening concluded with a stop at the Dodge County Fair to view the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit.

“The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee was happy to provide leadership opportunities for young farmers from across the state to learn about agriculture in southeastern Minnesota,” said MFBF YF&R Chair Pete Henslin. “It was also a great opportunity to strengthen personal leadership skills which can be applied in our rural communities.”

While in southeastern Minnesota, the MFBF YF&R Committee also met for their summer meeting on July 16.

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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