EAGAN, Minn. – Members and leadership from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) traveled to Washington, D.C. September 11-13 to share agriculture’s story with our state legislators and meet with other agriculture leaders.
The group shared their farming and ranching experiences, providing personal examples of the impact of current and proposed legislation on agriculture in the state. Primary focuses included programming in the 2023 farm bill, Prop 12, drought conditions in the state and conservation programs.
Members on the fall trip included: Minnesota Farm Bureau Vice President Carolyn Olson, Nathan and Katie Drewitz (Fillmore County), David and Cindy Durheim (Pine County), Corey Ramsden Scott (Washington County), Dustin and Katie Wiese (Cass County) and MFBF staff members Kaytlin Bemis, Pierce Bennett and James Dodds.
The Farmers to D.C. trip is held twice a year and open to all MFBF members. The next trip will take place in the spring of 2024.
About the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation
To ensure Minnesota’s agricultural vitality, the Minnesota Farm Bureau amplifies its members’ voices through engagement, grassroots advocacy and agricultural awareness. Learn more about our efforts as an advocate for our nearly 30,000 members and 78 county Farm Bureaus at www.fbmn.org.