Senator Amy Klobuchar and Class XI pictured at the Capitol

Another beautiful day in Washington DC for the MARL class VI!  We have been fortunate with good weather and good company. We started our day out at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s office to deepen our leadership questioning skills and to prep for our leadership presentations. Our SMT groups all broke up to visit different museums and locations today to find leadership elements, meanwhile learning more about the history and art offered throughout the city.

Dale Moore, Executive Vice President American Farm Bureau Federation, welcoming Class XI

We then made our way back to Capitol Hill to visit Senator Amy Klobuchar which turned into an eventful process to say the least!  We were the first class to have the honor of seeing the Capitol bomb squad! Regardless of the wild events, we still had an eventful and productive day growing our leadership skills. To compensate for our challenging entry, Senator Klobuchar invited us in her top-favorite room at the Capitol: S-219. It allowed for us to visit with her Chief of Staff Doug Calidas, as well as Senior Agriculture advisor Brian Werner and his colleague Thomas Liepold. We look forward to our last full day in Washington DC tomorrow meeting with policy advocate groups.

Submitted by Haley Ammann-Ekstrom.


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