The leadership for the 2023 Minnesota legislative session is shaping up. Senator Aric Putnam of St. Cloud will chair the agriculture and rural development committee. Putnam was first elected in 2020 and is a communications professor at the College of St. Benedict and Saint John’s University. On the House side, Representative Samantha Vang will lead her chamber’s agriculture committee. Vang was one of the first Hmong women elected to the Minnesota House in 2018. Vang served as the vice chair of the agriculture committee during the last session.
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