Having the attention of the president for two straight years is a huge accomplishment. That thought comes from South Dakota Farm Bureau executive director Krystal Smit. “I think it is incredibly exciting that we as an organization brought enough attention to our issues that the president of the United States has been with us two years in a row,” said Smit. Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap says President Trump’s appearance at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention is indeed significant. “Not only was he here to help celebrate our 100th annual meeting, but to recognize the importance of trade and adding value through animal agriculture and renewable fuels,” says Paap.