Congratulations, Olsons!

Created: 1/26/11 (Wed) | Topic: Events

Kirk and Heidi Olson of Arnegard were named the 2011 Cultivation Award winners during the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference at the Seven Seas in Mandan, January 21-23.

The Cultivation Award is designed to honor individuals and families who have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry and who serve as advocates for agriculture.

Each of the finalists received an all-expense paid trip to participate in the panel discussion at the YF&R Leadership Conference, where they were judged on their contributions to agriculture as well as their communications skills.

Other finalists were: Rodney Brown of Crary, Bruce and Connie Freitag of Scranton and Darrell and Jody Oswald of Wing.

As the winners, the Olsons will receive a generous prize package, along with an all expense paid trip to one of the following:

- American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, Hawaii, next January
- American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, next February.

For more information on the YF&R program go to

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