Farm Bureau members to serve on National Advisory Committees

Two Farm Bureau members from Minnesota were appointed to serve on the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Issue Advisory Committees. The issue advisory committees are made up of farmers from across the country with a particular interest and experience in their focus area and serve in an advisory capacity on issues for the AFBF president and board of directors. The committees will meet as part of the AFBF Advocacy Conference, February 27- March 2 in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues of importance to their specific subject area.

Farm Bureau members from Minnesota who have been appointed to AFBF Issue Advisory Committees are as follows:

  • Marlin Fay of Mower County was re-appointed to serve on the AFBF Energy Issue Advisory Committee. This committee focuses on the Renewable Fuel Standard, wind energy, fracking, pipelines, CAFE standards and carbon regulations.

  •  Carolyn Olson, Minnesota Farm Bureau District III Board Director from Lyon County, was re-appointed to serve as the chair of the Organic and Direct Marketing Committee. This committee focuses on organic production systems, organic check-off programs, farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture and agri-tourism.

The purpose of the Issue Advisory Committees is to help insure that, as a general farm organization, Farm Bureau is serving the needs of all the issues faced by our members.