Moorse on Farm Bureau board

ted to the Farm Bureau Federation state board of directors and will serve a one-year term as chairman of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

Moorse and his wife, Denaca, have served the past two years on the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee from District III which represents southwestern Minnesota. There are a total of seven MFBF districts.

“As the chairman, I will now sit in on the (MFBF) board of directors meetings,” Moorse said. “They meet about every other month. I’m excited to be able to take part in these meetings.”

County voting delegates at the MFBF’s 100th annual meeting on Nov. 16 in Bloomington, also re-elected Dan Glessing to a two-year term as vice president.

Glessing and his wife, Seena, farm in partnership near Waverly in Wright County.

“I’m honored and humbled to serve as vice president,” said Glessing.

“One of Farm Bureau’s greatest strengths is our grassroots structure and policy development process which is well respected amongst our elected and appointed officials.”

Re-elected to a three-year term were Keith Allen of Kenyon in Goodhue County representing District I, and Miles Kuschel from Sebeka in Cass County representing District VI. “Our Young Farmers & Ranchers and Promotion and Education programs will continue to engage consumers in conversations to increase the understanding of today’s farmers,” noted Glessing.

Tony Seykora of Ellendale in Freeborn County was also elected to the board of directors and will serve a one-year term as Promotions and Education Committee chairman.

Moorse and 20 other Farm Bureau Federation members from across Minnesota, including Brad Hennen of Ghent, traveled to Washington, D.C. in September to discuss agricultural issues with State Senators and members of Congress. Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across the state.

Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, specific interest groups, and the general public. “Young Farmers & Ranchers are required to be between the ages of 18-35 and can serve three one-year terms on the committee,” said Moorse, 26.

“As committee members, my wife and I would help plan the leadership conference every winter. We would help to line up the speakers and entertainment and things like that.” Farm Bureau set up the Young Farmers & Ranchers program to give young agriculturalists a voice. Programs for Young Farmers & Ranchers help develop leadership abilities and improve farm management. Promotion and Education committee members work with programs such as Ag in the classroom, and safety education for farm children. Minnesota Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state focusing on Farmers, Families and Food, boasting nearly 30,000 family members.

Those members help to determine various grassroots policies involving the Farm Bureau members in the 78 counties and regional units in a democratic process.

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