Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Holds 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation 2nd Annual Sporting Clay tournament was held on June 8 at Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur. Forty-four shooters on nine teams tested their skills at 12 interactive shooting stations. The event raised nearly $2,500, and the proceeds will be used by the MFB Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom projects and other educational programs.

The Sporting Clays Tournament is one of four main fundraising events for the Foundation. The other fundraisers include an auction at the MFB Annual Meeting, a pork chop stand at Farmfest near Redwood Falls, August 1-3 and a golf scramble held June 27 in Cottage Grove.

Support of these events allows the Foundation to accomplish its mission to provide opportunities for supporters of agriculture to invest in people and programs that promote agriculture and the environment through safety training, agricultural education and leadership training. Along with fundraising events, donations are appreciated at any time during the year.

This past year the MFB Foundation supported organizations such as: Minnesota 4-H Foundation, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program, Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators and the Minnesota FFA Foundation.

You can be a part of our effort. Invest in rural Minnesota by contributing to the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. The Foundation has a 501(c)3 status. Contributions are deductible as allowed by law. For more information contact Ruth Meirick at 651-768-2115 or ruth.meirick@fbmn.org or log onto fbmn.org/foundation.