Farm Service Agency
St. Paul (June 18, 2012) – Seven Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) women will be attending the National Farmers Union Women’s Conference in Bailey, Colorado from June 20-24, and they are: Heidi Svingen of Benson, Janet Lundebrek of Benson, Lourdes Flores Hanson of Woodbury, Patricia Kasella of Royalton, Linda Larson of Rosemount, Pat Irrthum of Wanamingo, and MFU Communications Director Katie Fitzsimmons.
“Minnesota Farmers Union is very proud to have such an exceptional group of Farmers Union women heading to Colorado to represent Minnesota at this leadership conference,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union. “I look forward to hearing about what the women learned and incorporating it into the Minnesota Farmers Union infrastructure. We believe an informed Farmers Union is a strong Farmers Union and are proud of these women for attending this conference.”
The conference objective is to provide participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations. This will be done with a variety of trained instructors teaching family farm finances, budgeting and cash flow, cooperatives, marketing, farm transfer and estate planning, business planning, leadership assessment and skills, generational issues, and action planning.
ST. PAUL (February 16, 2012) – The Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) full board of directors recently met to discuss agriculture policy. The full board consists of all the MFU county presidents throughout the state.
“The full board meeting gives our county presidents a voice on federal and state issues, and allows them to hear about developments at the federal, state and local level,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “Minnesota Farmers Union is a grassroots organization and this meeting gives us all a chance to discuss hot button issues within our organization and to express any concerns we know of in our area, which is one of the great things about being a Minnesota Farmers Union member – getting your voice heard!”