Waverly dairy farmer is new Minnesota Farm Bureau president

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Waverly dairy farmer is new Minnesota Farm Bureau president

Minnesota Farm Bureau has a new president for the first time in 16 years.

Dan Glessing of Waverly, who served as vice president under the retiring Kevin Paap, was elected during the 103rd annual meeting over the weekend.

Glessing calls it an honor.

“Certainly when you set out as a young farmer or rancher, you look at that president and think wow. And I just really can’t believe that I’m there.”

Glessing has dairy cattle and grows alfalfa, corn and soybeans.  He says he’s looking forward to helping members share their stories.

“Having chaired the resolutions committee the last seven years, there is a lot of knowledge within our membership base. And I just want to help facilitate that and communicate those stories to those folks that need to hear what’s going on on our farms and ranches.”

Carolyn Olson, an organic crop and livestock producer from Lyon County, is the new Minnesota Farm Bureau vice president.

*Audio courtesy of Brownfield affiliate KNUJ in New Ulm*

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