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Minnesota Farmers Union To Hold 70th Annual State Convention

Minnesota Farmers Union To Hold 70th Annual State Convention

Event will take place at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis.

Minnesota Farmers Union's 70th annual convention will take place Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE (I-35W at exit #22).

Here is an edited draft agenda for the event:

Saturday, Nov. 19:

7:30 a.m.      Free continental breakfast for MFU members

8:00 a.m.      Registration opens

9:00 a.m.      Convention convenes

9:15 a.m.        Doug Peterson, MFU President; Jim Frederickson, Farmers Union Agency President; and Thom Petersen, MFU Government Relations Director

10:00 a.m.      Don Baloun, NRCS State Conservationist

10:30 a.m.      Policy discussion

11:15 a.m.      Gary Wertish, MFU Vice President

11:30 a.m.      Lunch break with MN-grown food

12:15 p.m.     Brian Jennings- Executive Vice President of American Coalition for Ethanol

1:00 p.m.       Dr. Bill Hartmann, State Veterinarian Board of Animal Health-10 min, Dave Frederickson, Commissioner of Agriculture -15 min

3:20 p.m.       President and Vice-President Nominations/Elections

3:45 p.m.       Torchbearer's ceremony

4:00 p.m.       NFU Convention delegate election caucusing

5:00 p.m.       MNFARMPAC reception

6:30 p.m.       Banquet

Sunday, November 20

6:30 a.m.        Free breakfast for MFU members

7:30 a.m.        Dairy breakout session, Google breakout session

8:15 a.m.        Registration

8:50 a.m.       NFU Government Report

9:00 a.m.        Don Knutson, Green View Executive Director

9:35 a.m.        Social media report

9:40 a.m.        President Elections

9:45 a.m.        Policy discussion

12:00 p.m.     Lunch

12:30 p.m.     Reconvene-Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President

12:45 p.m.     Policy discussion


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