Minnesota Farm Bureau looks to engage with new legislators

Farm groups in many states are preparing to engage with new legislators.

Minnesota Farm Bureau vice president Carolyn Olson says there will be nearly 70 new faces when the state legislature convenes next month.

“This is where our Farm Bureau members are important (because) if they have a new legislator in the House or the Senate, to meet them, build relationships, and share their stories on some of the issues that we’ve been fighting for in Farm Bureau.”

The Lyon County organic crop and livestock producer tells Brownfield voices are stronger together.

“And they’re stronger when you’re a part of an organization like Farm Bureau. So that’s kind of one area I’m looking forward to is building those relationships and helping our members be able to build those relationships and tell their stories as well.”

Olson also encourages Farm Bureau members to look beyond party lines and work with legislators on both sides of the aisle.

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