Rep. Rod Hamilton wants to promote agriculture as part of his legislative leadership role.
“That is about sharing our side of the story,” the Mountain Lake Republican said.
He is chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, a GOP caucus leader and newly named co-chairman of the rural legislative caucus.
“What I am wanting to do is be an advocate and bridge” between rural and urban communities “so we are not taking money away from the ag budget,” he said.
Specifically, he said, urban Minnesotans need to understand about how the farm community operates. While in the past most Minnesotans were connected to the farm, now many are several generations removed and do not understand farming.