EAGAN, Minn. — County voting delegates at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 103rd Annual Meeting elected Dan Glessing of Waverly in Wright County to a two-year term as president of MFBF. The election was held November 19 during the delegate session in Bloomington. This will be Glessing’s first term and succeeds former president Kevin Paap of Garden City in Blue Earth County.
Glessing and his wife, Seena, farm in partnership with his family near Waverly in Wright County. They have dairy cattle and grow alfalfa, corn and soybeans. Dan and Seena have three sons and one daughter.
“I am excited to serve as the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation president,” said Glessing. “Farm Bureau has always been about family, as my grandparents and parents believed Farm Bureau is continually working for agriculture. It is an honor to serve our members in this capacity and look forward to carrying out the work of Farm Bureau.”
Elected to be vice president was Carolyn Olson of Marshall in Lyon County to fill the remaining year of the vice president’s term. Also elected was Peter Bakken of Luverne in Rock County representing District II. Re-elected to three-year terms were Keith Allen of Kenyon in Goodhue County representing District I and Miles Kuschel from Sebeka in Cass County representing District VI.
Appointed to the board of directors serving one-year terms were Promotion & Education Committee chair Amanda Cook from Center City in Chisago County and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee chair Caitlin Keck of Owatonna in Steele County.
Retiring Board Members
Kevin Paap of Garden City in Blue Earth County retired from the MFBF board of directors after serving for 24 years, with the last 16 years as president. Tyler Nelson of Hinckley in Pine County completed his one-year term on the state board of directors as the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee chair. Didi Edwards of Sibley, IA, and Nobles County Farm Bureau served a one-year term on the state board of directors as the Promotion & Education Committee chair.
Minnesota Farm Bureau – Farmers ● Families ● Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau