A special resolution in the Minnesota House of Representatives honored Renville County family farmer Gerald Mulder on April 14 for his outstanding contributions to Minnesota agriculture.
Mulder has been farming for 43 years and has served on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board of directors for seven years. Mulder has also served on the Renville County 4-H board for 20 years and on the Renville County Farm Bureau board.
“I’m passionate about farming and working to give farmers a strong voice on important issues,” Mulder said. “It was truly an honor to be recognized today in the Minnesota House. As a family farmer, I’ve worked hard to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for the entire world while preserving the land for the next generation. I’m also proud to see my daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons become active on the family farm. We have a vision for the future of our farm, and we’re hoping that one day our 1-year-old grandson becoming the sixth generation to farm our land.”
Through his service on the MCGA board, Mulder has helped expand research efforts to better equip corn farmers to protect water quality, expanded the use of homegrown ethanol and provided a voice for corn farmers in St. Paul and Washington D.C.
The resolution was requested by Rep. Tim Miller and was read in the House Agriculture Finance Committee.
From all of us at MCGA: congratulations, Gerald! This honor was truly deserved and we can’t thank you enough for your service to MCGA and the entire agriculture community.