Minnesota Farmers Union congratulates Thom Petersen on appointment as next Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture
Jan. 3, 2019
Today, Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz announced his selection of Thom Petersen to serve in his cabinet as Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU), a grassroots family farm advocacy organization, applauds the appointment of Petersen, who has served as the MFU Government Relations Director since 2002 and lives on a farm in Pine City.
“Thom has been a strong advocate for Minnesota’s family farmers at the Capitol throughout his tenure at MFU, and we know he’ll continue to do so as Commissioner,” MFU President Gary Wertish said. “Thom is well-versed in agricultural issues, policy and the impact that programs have on family farms and rural communities, and he’s a capable leader who’s fostered bipartisan cooperation among legislators.
“We thank Thom for all he has done for MFU members and look forward to continuing work with him.”
MFU encourages the State Senate to confirm Petersen to his position.
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Minnesota Farmers Union—Standing for Agriculture, Working for Farmers (www.mfu.org).