ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap announced today [Monday], after 16 years in this role, that he will not seek re-election in November. Paap is the 13th president in MFBF’s 102-year history.
Paap, and his wife Julie, own and operate a fourth-generation family farm in Blue Earth County. The Paaps raise corn, soybeans and have two sons – Matt and Andy and a daughter-in-law Samantha, along with grandson Lennox.
“I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to serve Minnesota Farm Bureau and affiliated companies for 24 years,” said Paap. “It has been a tremendous honor to be part of the Farm Bureau family. The face of the MFBF President may change, but the mission and the strength of Farm Bureau will not.”
A new MFBF president will be elected to a two-year term at the 103rd annual meeting of voting delegates, November 19, 2021, in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus 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 our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau
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