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Family Farm Advisory Council

Also known as:
Family Farm Security Advisory Council
Active dates:1976-

Advise the Minnesota commissioner of agriculture concerning the family farm security program; review applications for family farm security loans; recommend to the commissioner, legislature, and public any changes needed in state policy or programs to promote the economic health and viability of the family farm.


Created 1976. In 1981 language relating to expiration of the council was stricken; in 1983, the expiration language was reinstated. Scheduled to expire 30 June 1993.


7 members (2 officers of commercial lending institutions, 1 dairy farmer, 1 livestock farmer, 1 cash grain farmer, 1 officer from a farm credit association, and 1 agricultural economist); appointed by commissioner of agriculture; 4-year terms; compensation governed by Minn. Stat. 15.059.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1976-1980.
Record last updated: 06/29/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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