Farm Bureau honors Carter; locals attend conference
Nada Carter, a Pope County Farm Bureau member from Starbuck, received the Minnesota Farm Bureau Advocate of the Year, Minnesota Farm Bureau said in a news release. The Advocate of the Year Award is presented to someone who advocates for the profession of farming and ranching. Carter was selected at the Jan. 26-27 conference.
Carter was recognized for being a promoter of the P&E program for many years including previously serving as the chair of the MFBF P&E Committee and focusing on advancing the program through structural changes and programmatic changes. She was also recognized for being first in line to assist others in the work of the P&E program.
"I am very humbled to be recognized by my peers for something I am so passionate about," Carter said in the news release. "It's a pleasure to work with Farm Bureau members throughout the state and nation as we share our farm stories with consumers, especially youth, to help them grow in understanding how their food, fiber and renewable fuel are produced. The excited questions from children at an AITC event or the awakening of a teenager to a career in agriculture that they never considered. Those are priceless."
Elizabeth Golombiecki, Seth Nelson and Sheila Hemming of Stevens County Farm Bureau attended the conference. The trio toured Clay View Dairy, 3M Fall Protection and the Red Wing Shoe Store Museum. They also heard from keynote speaker Jolene Brown and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap.
Participants also attended sessions on leadership, education, advocacy and policy.