Kevin Paap Elected to American Farm Bureau 16 Jan 13

Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap was elected today to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Board of Directors to serve a two-year term by the voting delegates at the AFBF Annual Meeting voting delegate session in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be Paap’s second term on the board of directors. Paap joins the AFBF board which has 30 state Farm Bureau presidents along with the Women’s Committee Chair, Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Chair, Vice President Bushue and President Stallman.

Kevin, a full-time farmer, and his wife, Julie, own and operate a fourth-generation family farm in Blue Earth County near Garden City. The Paaps raise corn, soybeans and two sons. Paap has been a lifelong Farm Bureau member. He was first elected president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau in 2005 and prior to that served as vice president of the organization since 1997.

Over 50 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota were among the 6,000 Farm Bureau members representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico at the AFBF Annual Meeting. The meeting also featured national resolutions session which set policies for the upcoming year, as well as, workshops and seminars. The annual meeting concludes January 16.