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Poppe receives Minnesota Agri-Women Award

ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, District 27B Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin, was presented with the Minnesota Agri-Women 2017 Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award at the 19th annual Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference.

Poppe was nominated in recognition of her work as a mentor and role model for people in the agricultural industry.

District 27B Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin, poses with the Minnesota Agri-Women 2017 Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award she received recently. Photo provided

“It was an honor to receive the nomination and be chosen for this award. I am proud to be considered a mentor to our young, upcoming leaders in the agricultural industry,” said Poppe. “Their passion and commitment will serve their community and Minnesota for many years.”

Minnesota Agri-Women is the state branch of the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women. It is an organization committed to promoting agriculture through communication, education, and networking.

The award is in its 15th year and is designed to recognize mentors to those in agriculture, especially women.