During the Minnesota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and former Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program director Mike Liepold were presented the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Shawn Linder of Grand Rapids FFA was named the FFA Advisor of the Year. The Post Secondary Educator of the Year Award went to Gerald Toland of Southwest Minnesota State University. Marcia Woeste, who is an Extension Educator in the Brainerd regional office, was honored as the Faculty and Staff Educator of the Year. KASM Farm Broadcaster Joe Gill was named the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture Communicator of the Year.