Minnesota Farm Bureau Earns AFBF Recognition

During the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 98th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) and Farm Bureau members from Minnesota earned national recognition. Accepting the awards on January 8 was MFBF President Kevin Paap.

Awards of Excellence
As an organization, MFBF earned recognition from AFBF for offering outstanding programs for Farm Bureau members. MFBF received Awards of Excellence in all six program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation and Public Relations and Communications.

Young Farmers and Ranchers
In AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) results, Corey Ramsden of Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau finished in the top 16 out of 38 state winners in the Discussion Meet, and Brad and Jenna Davis of Wright County competed in the Excellence in Agriculture Contest representing Minnesota against 28 other state winners.

The AFBF Annual Meeting will continue through January 11. Farm Bureau delegates representing each state and Puerto Rico will conclude the meeting by discussing national resolutions and setting policies for the year. Over 50 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota are among the 5,000 Farm Bureau members attending the meeting, which also features a variety of workshops, seminars and speakers.