What is Farm Bureau?

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is an advocate for agriculture, driven by the beliefs and policies of our members. Who are members of Farm Bureau in Minnesota? Farmers and those interested in agriculture who have an interest in the future of farmers, their families and the food they grow and raise in Minnesota. Individuals and their families become members of their county Farm Bureau organization, which together form Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s dynamic strength stems from our members at the grassroots level. People sharing ideas, seeing common wisdom, developing solid solutions...all in pursuit of improving the quality of life in a spirit of voluntary cooperation.

Farm Bureau understands your priorities, because we are based in the heart of communities across Minnesota. For nearly 100 years, men and women have forged the foundation for one of America’s great institutions.

The first county Farm Bureau on record in Minnesota was organized in 1913. Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation was officially born in November of 1919 as a general farm organization of affiliated county Farm Bureaus. Within four months of its incorporation, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation joined the newly formed American Farm Bureau Federation.

Today, with 78 county Farm Bureaus and nearly 30,000 member families, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation continues to follow the ideals of its creators by promoting the beliefs and policies of its members.

As Americans, we are proud of our nation’s rich agricultural heritage. Whether working on the farm or in other career fields, Farm Bureau members recognize the importance of agriculture as America’s most basic industry. By joining Farm Bureau, you demonstrate your belief that maintaining agricultural strength is vital for all of us...and you help assure that the abundance we’ve come to enjoy continues.

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Annual Review

What does Farm Bureau do for its members?

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation advocates the policies developed by our members.
  • Members are engaged by surfacing ideas and identifying actionable policy proposals.
  • Members are involved to accomplish issue focus areas.
  • Members are instrumental in the successful election of farm-friendly government leaders.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation recognizes, empowers and engages our members.
  • Members are provided opportunities for leadership development and growth.
  • Members strengths are identified and utilized.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation enhances and strengthens its profile.
  • Members strengthen the Farm Bureau brand.
  • Members earn trust from key influencers.
 

Congratulations to County Farm Bureaus that have reached the 100 year milestone!

  • Anoka
  • Big Stone
  • Blue Earth
  • Clay
  • Douglas
  • Faribault
  • Hennepin
  • Jackson
  • Kandiyohi
  • Le Sueur
  • Nicollet
  • Renville
  • Traverse
  • Wabasha
  • Watonwan