Dan Glessing elected Minnesota Farm Bureau president
Peter Bakken of Luverne was also elected to the federation board.
BLOOMINGTON — County voting delegates at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 103rd annual meeting elected Dan Glessing of Waverly to a two-year term as president of MFBF. The election was conducted Nov. 19, during the delegate session in Bloomington. This will be Glessing’s first term. He succeeds former president Kevin Paap of Garden City.
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 vice president was Carolyn Olson of Marshall to fill the remaining year of the vice president’s term. Also elected was Peter Bakken of Luverne. Re-elected to three-year terms were Keith Allen of Kenyon and Miles Kuschel from Sebeka.
Appointed to the board of directors serving one-year terms were Promotion & Education Committee chairwoman Amanda Cook from Center City and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee chairwoman Caitlin Keck of Owatonna.