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Farm Bureau’s LEAP Conference planned in Sioux Falls

Event is designed to raise awareness of agriculture issues, provide advocacy tools and enhance networks, leadership skills and professional development.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) will present its 2021 LEAP Leadership Conference July 16-17 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center/Sioux Falls Sheraton in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Farm Bureau LEAP Conference is designed to raise awareness of agriculture issues, provide advocacy tools and enhance networks, leadership skills and professional development.

Keynote speakers are Vance Crowe and Dick Beardsley.

Pre-conference tours begin at noon July 16 and include HydroGreen Global, Rosenbauer Firetrucks, Stensland Family Farms and South Dakota State University. The preconference session, which also begins at noon July 16, is safeTALK, which focuses on suicide and mental illness among farmers and farm workers and learning skills to address those in need.

The Promotion & Education and Young Farmer & Rancher committees have selected The Banquet of Sioux Falls for the service project recipient. Visit fbmn.org/leap-conference for items that are in need.

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This year’s event will include a first-ever Farm Bureau Market, with members who direct sales of farm products or make handcrafted items invited to register for a table at fbmn.org/leap-conference to connect with others.

Conference sessions will take place July 17, with topics ranging from leadership to education, advocacy and promotion. There will also be a “Resource Course” for those interested in Promotion & Education. The conference will also host the preliminary rounds of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet.

That evening, attendees will head to The Falls Park for dinner and a night of fun including family entertainment and tours of the Stockyards Ag Experience.

To register for the conference, visit fbmn.org/leap-conference

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