After 16 years as president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, Kevin Paap is not seeking reelection. During his time as president, Paap nurtured agriculture’s next generation and brought many young farmers into leadership. “In agriculture, sustainability is always our goal,” Paap told RRFN. “On the family farm or farm organizations, it is that generational sustainability and that’s why when you’re in the Minnesota Farm Bureau office you see that 4-H and FFA flag. Not only are they our next leaders in Farm Bureau, but our next leaders in our community.” Paap also credits Farm Bureau for giving him an opportunity to work with a lot of great people. There are two candidates hoping to succeed Paap as Minnesota Farm Bureau presiden; Shayne Isane of Roseau County and Dan Glessing of Wright County.
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