Ramsden Advances to Sweet Sixteen in National Competition

Corey Ramsden of Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the Discussion Meet Competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Convention and will compete again tomorrow. The Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet is being held during the AFBF Convention, January 6-11 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ramsden advanced to the AFBF competition after capturing top honors at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet in November. Contestants are judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

Ramsden is a business manager for Land O’ Lakes Inc., Winfield and Purina. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of Minnesota Crookston, where she received degrees in agriculture business, agriculture economics and equine science.

More then 50 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota are among over 5,000 Farm Bureau members representing each state and Puerto Rico at the AFBF Annual Convention. The convention also features workshops and seminars, as well as, the national resolutions session which set policies for the upcoming year.