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76th Minnesota Farmers Union Convention Nov. 17-19
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/14/2017

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) will be holding its 76th Annual Convention on Nov. 17-19 at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis.

The main business of the convention is to elect the President and Vice President, debate and pass MFU policy and to elect delegates to represent MFU at the National Farmers Union Convention in Kansas City, Mo., March 3-6, 2018.

"The annual convention is a time to generate our grassroots Farmers Union policies that guide us during our meetings with legislators at the state and federal levels," said Gary Wertish, Minnesota Farmers Union President. "We encourage our members to attend and speak up for ideas that will improve life for family farmers and rural residents."

This year's convention will include a luncheon with brief remarks from Minnesota gubernatorial candidates on Nov. 18; and informational breakout sessions and an interactive survey on Nov. 19. Silent and live fundraiser auctions are held on Nov. 18 to benefit the MFU Foundation and the MFU Political Action Committee.

The Saturday evening banquet will feature a keynote address from renowned meteorologist Paul Douglas titled "A Rapidly Changing Climate: Threat -- and Opportunity." There will be time for questions after his speech.

Other speakers will include Rob Larew, National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications; Anne Steckel, NFU Biofuels Advisor; and Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture. Several state and federal legislators will attend as well.

The convention officially begins with a reception sponsored by MFU and Farmers Union Insurance Agency on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

An agenda is available at All convention activities will be held at the Ramada Plaza, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis. There is no cost to attend, but meals are ticketed events and RSVP is required.

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