ST. PAUL — A recent change because of increasing COVID-19 cases means that the 79th annual Minnesota Farmers Union convention will be held virtually this Saturday, Nov. 21.

The farm organization had initially planned a one-day, in-person convention in St. Cloud but the recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases has made that impossible, according to Brita Moore, communications director.

Instead, the delegates will meet virtually on Zoom with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Delegates have received the information to log into the meeting via mail or email.

Programming begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to last until 2 p.m.

The agenda, which will be abbreviated to meet the timeframe, consists of discussing rules and bylaws, re-affirming policy documents, debating special orders of business and electing delegates for the next National Farmers Union Convention, which is also expected to be a virtual event in March.

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