About the Foundation

 

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation is an organization separate from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation that provides opportunities for supporters of agriculture to invest in people and programs focused on supporting active farmers and agriculturalists, better connecting agriculture to consumers and serving rural communities.

Who We Are

The Foundation is organized under IRS Code 501(c)3. Contributions are deductible as allowed by law.

 

The Foundation is focused on the following core purposes:

  • Serving the needs of active farmers and agriculturalists. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to business and professional development, leadership and youth development and issue literacy and management.
  • Activities and programs aimed at better connecting agriculture to consumers. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to addressing misinformation about agriculture, agriculture literacy and connecting consumers and farmers.
  • Activities and programs aimed at serving rural communities. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to supporting education and careers in agriculture, convening community forums and building coalitions and supporting efforts aimed at improving and serving rural communities.

 

Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Annual Review

Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Programs

  • Speak for Yourself: A program aimed at training farmers to tell their story about farming and answer questions during public and private speaking engagements.
  • Youth and Leadership Programs: Support of 4-H, FFA, MARL, Ag in the Classroom, youth livestock exhibitions, Farm Camp and a variety of other programs. 
  • Academic Scholarships: Award annual post-secondary academic scholarships.
  • Ag Transportation Handbook: A book updated with state and federal statutes, rules and exemptions for transporting agriculture goods on highways.
  • My American Farm Imagination Stations: My American Farm kiosks with a collection of online educational games developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The kiosks bring the farm to life on iPads for families to learn more about agriculture.