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Advisory: MFU members heading to Washington, D.C.
By Communications Director

WHAT:  Farmers Union legislative Washington, D.C. fly-in. With eight Congressional working days left for Congress to finish up important business like the farm bill and other critical rural issues, the Farmers Union legislative fly-in becomes even more crucial. Attendees will meet with senators and representatives, hear from representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture, and attend a “Farm Bill Now” rally to encourage Congress to pass a farm bill in 2012, as well as attend a White House briefing.

WHEN:  Monday, September 10- Wednesday, September 12 

WHO: Attending the fly-in: winner of the MFU statewide FFA renewable energy essay contest Brittany Utsch of Paynesville, and her father Kenneth Utsch; Minnesota Farmers Union Foundation Ag Education scholarship winners Bradley Berklund of St. Cloud, Alan Peterson of Clear Lake and James Beck of Princeton; Dale and Grace Fladeboe of Kandiyohi; Merlyn Hubin of Westbrook; Larry Jacobson of Hitterdal; Marvin Jensen of Kensington; Richard Moen of Clearbrook; Brian Rohrenbach of Rosemount; Bill Sorg of Hastings; Gene Paul of Delavan; Mike and Jessica Ratka of Foley; and Mitchell Farmer-Lies of Belle Plaine.  MFU staff will also be in attendance, and they are: MFU President Doug Peterson: MFU Vice President Gary Wertish: MFU Government Relations Director Thom Petersen; and MFU Communications Director Katie Fitzsimmons.

Call Communications Director Katie Fitzsimmons, 612.616.5252 if you have any questions, or would like to speak to one of our members during the fly-in.