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Amber Johnson Stands Out at a Collegiate Discussion Meet

By Cassandra Morthera on
Monday, November 19, 2018

University of Minnesota Crookston senior, Amber Johnson, Sebeka, Minn., earned runner-up honors in the Minnesota Farm Bureau State Collegiate Discussion Meet this past weekend. Amber advanced to the top four out of regional competition held at UMN Crookston by placing in the top seven participants.

The Collegiate Discussion Meet is a competition promoted by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee. Farm Bureau’s strength depends on its members’ ability to analyze agricultural issues and decide on solutions that best meet their needs. The competition is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each committee member.

Participants build discussion skills, develop an understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. For more information check out the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation manual.

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

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The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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