2015 State Convention

Dates and Location

Convention: Thursday, December 10 – Friday, December 11
Beginning Farmer Bus Tour: Saturday, December 12

Downtown Ramada Convention Center
420 SE 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66607

Registration and Lodging

Thursday: Dinner $30
Friday: Lunch $30, Banquet $35
Saturday: $10 for Beginning Farmers, $35 for others

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 7
Ramada Topeka Downtown has a block of rooms at a rate of $74 per night plus tax. Book before Tuesday, Dec. 1 to lock in your rate. When calling the reservations department please let them know you are with the Kansas Farmers Union: 785.234.5400.

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KFUF Auction

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The Kansas Farmers Union Foundation was created in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) organization supporting education on rural and agricultural issues and providing resources for rural economic and cooperative development. Through the KFUF, Kansas Farmers Union brings important educational and networking opportunities to all Kansans.

Examples of this programming include Amazing Grazing, Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition, Food Hubs and Co-ops, and our work with Farm Aid and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas. Much of the Foundation’s work is funded through grants from organizations and agencies like the CHS Foundation, USDA NIFA, the North Central Extension Risk Management Agency, and Farm Aid.

Contributions to the Foundation allow us to meet immediate needs and more quickly respond to emerging issues. That’s why we need YOU!
Learn more about donating an item to the annual KFUF auction or making a monetary contribution.

KBFC Beginning Farmer Bus Tour

Hop on the Bus, Get Schooled on Local Food and Value-Added Production & Processing!

Farmers of all experience levels are invited to hop on the bus and gain a better grasp of the opportunities and challenges of our local food systems. The Kansas Beginning Farmer Bus Tour follows convention and a special beginning farmer rate is available thanks to the Midwest Regional Agency.

In addition to a local food lunch at the Brand N Iron in Princeton, bus stop are:

Learn more about the bus tour or reserve your seat on the bus here.

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Upcoming Events

10% off events for KFU members

For a full listing of Kansas Farmers Union, Amazing Grazing, and Kansas Beginning Farmer Coalition events, as well as events from other organizations, click here.
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Eastern Kansas farmers should rethink tall fescue for grazing, agronomist says by Tom Parker O kay, so tall fescue has a bad rap. It has, shall we say, a checkered reputation. And for good reason, too. The cool-season forage could [...]

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Jim Gerrish Returns to Kansas for Three Workshops, Six Days, September 21-26

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Looking into the Crystal Ball of the Livestock Industry

Future bleak for beef industry unless changes are made, warns economist by Tom Parker Listening to economist Bill Helming talk forecasts and demographic changes and economic trends and growth rates and market shares and income streams and—above all—fractions and whole [...]

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Kansas Farmers Union will host “Singing the Cattle North,” a presentation and discussion by Jim Hoy on Saturday, August 29 at 6:30 P.M. at the Flying W Ranch, 1515 G Rd, Cedar Point, KS. Members of the community are [...]

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National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson urged Members of Congress to reject the shortsighted budget deal that cuts crop insurance delivery rates. The deal released last night would reduce the rate of return for Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) through [...]

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NFU Hails Cooperatives and the Empowerment They Bring to Rural America

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today hailed the nation’s many and varied cooperatives, noting that they have brought both political and economic might to family farmers, ranchers and rural America for over a century. “Since the founding of [...]

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NFU Kicks Off 2015 Fly-In with Briefings from Top Administration and Elected Officials

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 2015 Fall Legislative Fly-In commenced this morning with briefings by top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) followed by meetings with White House officials, members of Congress and staff from both the U.S. [...]

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NFU Calls for Swift Advancement of Multiyear Tax Extenders Package

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to advance a multiyear tax extenders package similar to the one passed by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in July. [...]

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Midwest Regional Agency provides insurance protection to individuals, family farms and business of all sizes. Through our agents we strive to build better communities by protecting where you work, where you live, what you own and the ones you love. It is our individual and organizational goal to provide quality products and the highest level of customer service to not just meet our customer’s expectations, but to exceed them! LEARN MORE…

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Meet Our Board

KFU’s board is composed of eight members. The state’s North & South Districts are each represented by three members. The President and Vice President are elected annually.

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Meet Our Staff

In addition to the main KFU State Office in McPherson, Kansas Farmers Union also has three staff members that work from home-based offices.

Learn About Our History

The Kansas Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union, founded early in the last century, has made significant and varied contributions to agriculture and family farming in our state.

Learn About NFU

The key to the success and credibility of the NFU organization has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally.