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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Watonwan County wins award presented at MN Farm Bureau annual meeting

  • Watonwan County Farm Bureau received an award for its Farm Safety Education Program at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 94th Annual Conference awards banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. Over 300 people gathered for the meeting.
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  •     Watonwan County Farm Bureau  received an award for its Farm Safety Education Program at the  Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 94th Annual Conference awards banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. Over 300 people gathered for the meeting.
        The MFBF Promotion and Education (P&E) and the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) programs received special awards.
        During the awards banquet recognition was given to counties with outstanding programs.             
    The winners were as follows: Ag in the Classroom – Stevens County Farm Bureau; Farm Safety Education – Watonwan County Farm Bureau; Promotion & Education – Steele County Farm Bureau; New Program of Excellence – Meeker County Farm Bureau for their metro bus advertisement campaign; and Young Farmers and Ranchers County Program – Wright County Farm Bureau.
        Minnesota Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state representing farmers and farm families.
        Members determine policy through a formal, democratic process and make their views heard to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public.     
    Programs for Young Farmers and Ranchers help develop leadership abilities and improve farm management.             
    Promotion and  Education committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and Farm Safety Camp programs for children. For further information, contact your county Farm Bureau office.

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