Kansas students attending the 2015 College Conference on Cooperatives

2015 CCoC

More than 150 attendees from 25 states plus Puerto Rico participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 20-22. Kansas attendees included Cloud County Community College students Lindsay Brown and Ellen Revell, plus Fort Hays State University students Janna Cook, Jason Cowan, Kristina DePriest, Kinsley Kroetsch, and Chelsea Wilkens. A Cooperative Education Project grant from the CHS Foundation provided funding for Kansas participation. Learn More…

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NFU Concludes 113th Anniversary Convention

National Farmers Union (NFU) concluded its 113th Anniversary Convention today in Wichita, Kansas. The four-day event drew more than 480 family farmers, ranchers and fishermen from across the country and featured a number of high-profile speakers, workshops and grassroots policymaking.

“Our […]

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EPA Administrator McCarthy Tells NFU EPA Is on the “Hot Seat” over WOTUS, RFS; Thanks NFU for Constructive Feedback During Rule Making Process

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy promised the agency would soon come out with a final Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) rule and committed to movement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as well.

“I really wish we […]

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $97 Million to Expand Access to Support Farmers Markets, Farm to School Efforts and Rural Economies while Expanding Risk Management Tools for Specialty Crops, Limited-Resource Farmers; Says Congress Needs to Leave the RFS Alone

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced $97 million in programs to support the continued development of farmers markets, farm to school efforts and rural economies and will also expand risk management tools for specialty crops and limited-resource farmers.

“Increasing […]

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NFU Bestows Highest Honor to Two at 113th Anniversary Convention

National Farmers Union (NFU) honored Robert Carlson and Clay Pederson with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture during its 113th Anniversary Convention this week.

“Both of these men embody much of the best of what American […]

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NFU Foundation Hosts “Evening For Education;” Event Helps Fund Education and Outreach for Foundation

National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) held its sixth annual “Evening for Education” gala today during National Farmers Union 113th Anniversary Convention in Wichita, Kansas.

“NFUF is the educational wing of our organization, and the planning and support for the education opportunities […]

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Maureen McCollum Honored with Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications

National Farmers Union (NFU) today awarded Maureen McCollum of Wisconsin Public Radio with the Milton D. Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications during its 113th Anniversary Convention.

“NFU greatly appreciates the role Maureen McCollum has played in covering stories important […]

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NFU Recognizes Members, States, Divisions for Excellence

National Farmers Union (NFU) today recognized members, county and local organizations, and state divisions for excellence in membership recruitment and outreach in the past year during its 113th Anniversary Convention.

“Peer recruitment is an essential part of growing and maintaining NFU’s […]

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NFU 113th Anniversary Convention Kicks Off in Kansas

National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off its 113th Anniversary Convention today in Wichita, Kansas. More than 470 members from across the country are gathered for the annual event, which goes on through March 17.

“NFU is one of the few organizations […]

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“Soil Health for Ranch $uccess” Educational Program Funded

Kansas Farmers Union (KFU) is pleased to announce North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center has awarded funding for Amazing Grazing III – Soil Health for Ranch $uccess. This project offers a wide variety of workshops and tours to improve […]

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Kansas College Students attend 2015 NFU College Conference on Cooperatives

More than 150 attendees from 25 states plus Puerto Rico participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 20-22. Kansas attendees included Cloud County Community College students Lindsay Brown and Ellen Revell, […]

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National Farmers Union to convene in Wichita March 14-17

USDA Sec. Vilsack, EPA Administrator McCarthy, animal behavior specialist Temple Grandin, & National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson featured speakers
For the first time since 1946, Kansas is hosting National Farmers Union’s annual convention, under the theme “Driving the Future of Agriculture,” […]

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Know your goats, know your regulations, and above all, plan big, goat dairy producers say

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Charuth van Beuzekom-Loth wanted sheep but opted for goats because of her past experience of raising them as a child. Jacqueline Smith went into the sheep dairy business because she was, in her words, just out of college […]

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