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NDSU Collegiate FB elects officers

Created: 5/12/10 (Wed) | Topic: Leadership

North Dakota State University College Farm Bureau recently elected officers for the 2010-11 school year. The officers are responsible for conducting meetings, organizing events and directing the implementation of policy development activities of the CFB membership.

North Dakota State University Collegiate Farm Bureau was authorized by the North Dakota Farm Bureau voting delegates in November of 2002. The group has voting status in Farm Bureau’s policy development and implementation process.

Serving the organization in leadership roles next fall will be:
President - Ritchie Schaefer, New Ulm, Minn. He is a senior majoring in general agriculture and says, “I would like to see more young people involved in politics and more interested in how agriculture supports them in their everyday lives."

Vice President - John Mudra, Lyle, Minn. He is a senior majoring in ag systems management. "I believe that farming is increasingly important, and with most people being three generations removed from the farm, we should educate people about farming and what farmers do."

Secretary - Laura Hall, Hoople, N.D. She is a senior majoring in emergency management. "Agriculture is an important part of everyone's daily life. I feel that as members of our society, it is our duty to know how our food is produced. I want to help educate people on what agriculture is and how food is produced."

Treasurer - Jody Hanson, Comfrey, Minn., is a junior in ag engineering and says, "Agriculture is at the heart of everything. I would like to spread the words and see the knowledge grow."

“Agriculture is taking hits from all sides right now, and now more than ever, we need strong voices for agriculture, not only in the general public, but in our schools,” says John Jacobson, NDFB Leadership Development Director, and coordinator for the NDSU CFB group. “This group is dedicated to helping shape policy decisions, speaking out for agriculture and correcting misconceptions about our industry.”

More information on Collegiate Farm Bureau can be found by clicking here.

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