Day on the Hill is an opportunity for Farm Bureau members in Minnesota to meet with their elected officials and discuss issues important to them and Farm Bureau policy.
When is Farm Bureau Day on the Hill?
The Public Policy team hosts various Day on the Hill events throughout the Minnesota legislative session. The 2017 dates are as follows:
- February 14 - Northwest and West Central
- March 7 - Southwest, East Central and South Central
- March 28 - North and Southeast
If you are unable to attend on the day your district is assigned, you are encouraged to attend with other districts.
Who should attend Day on the Hill?
All Farm Bureau members are invited to tell their farm and rural community. Research shows that personal stories are the most effective way to relate to elected officials.
How do I attend Day on the Hill?
Contact your county Farm Bureau
for reservations and travel information. Each Day on the Hill begins with a briefing session, and the rest of day is open for meetings with your elected officials. County Farm Bureaus are responsible for setting up their legislative meetings. Appointments with legislators should be scheduled no earlier than 11 a.m.
What else happens at Day on the Hill?
There is always a flurry of activity going on at the Capitol and office buildings. It is possible you may be able to attend a hearing or committee meeting at some point throughout the day. The Public Policy team will make you aware of these meetings at the briefing session.