Convention Speakers

Dr. Harwood Schaffer
University of Tennessee

Patty Edelberg NFU
NFU Vice President 

Thom Peterson
Minnesota  Ag Commissioner 

Tim Walz
Minnesota Governor 

Dennis Todey
USDA  Climate Hub

Dr. John Ikerd
Agriculture Author

Gary Wertish
Minnesota NFU State President 

Dr. Alfredo Costanzo
Ruminant Nutritionist

Convention Schedule

Sunday Feb. 9
7:30 p.m. Credentials Committee Meeting

Monday, Feb. 10
8:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting: First Session
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration for All Committees
10:00 a.m. Member Registration- Convention
Noon Committee Meetings: Resolutions, Election & Tally and Arrangements/Hospitality
3:00 p.m. General Session
3:45 p.m. Gary Wertish—MN NFU president
4:25 p.m. Dennis Todey—USDA Climate Hub
4:50 p.m. Vice President’s Address - Paul Riniker
Member Social

Tuesday, Feb. 11 
9:00 a.m. Financial Report – Closed Session
10:45 a.m. Harwood Schaffer—Ag Trade Done Right
11:30 a.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. General Session — Legislative Coordinator Gene Paul
Resolutions & Bylaws
Approval Old and New Business
3:15 p.m. Dr. John Ikerd

6:30 p.m. President’s Dessert reception
7:00 p.m. Young Producer Awards Procurement Awards President’s Address – Paul Olson 

Wednesday, Feb. 12
8:00 a.m. General Session—Election for President
Dairy Division Presentation
10:30 a.m. Election Results
11:00 a.m. Election for Vice President
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. Election Results
1:15 p.m. Grain Division Presentation
2:00 p.m. Livestock Division Presentation
3:30 p.m. Seating of Directors
Institute for Rural America Auction
Closing Comments Paul Olson
8:00 p.m. Dance/Entertainment 

Thursday, Feb. 13
8:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting