Virtual Road Trip to the KFU State Convention

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STOP THREE Thursday Sessions

Farmers Union: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

2020 Meat Crisis: HOW we got here & WHAT is changing

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

A Roadmap to Farm Funding

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Washington Update

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

THE FARMER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: Understanding a Vulnerable Population

If you farm, know farmers, live in a farming community, or just care…
Please take an hour and watch this excellent webinar presented by the American Psychological Association and Farm Aid.

The farm economy is in crisis and farmers are under intense stress.

Calls to Farm Aid’s farmer hotline increased by 109% between 2017 and 2018.

And according to the Department of Health and Human Services, 111 million people live in areas with a shortage of mental health professionals.

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KFU POLICY ADVOCATES

KFU Policy Advocates

Would you like to be better heard in Topeka or Washington, D.C.?

Do you feel as though your voice isn’t heard in Topeka or Washington, D.C.? Maybe you’ve considered visiting with your reps in the past, but felt unsure how to present your perspective clearly and effectively?

Kansas Farmers Union’s Policy Advocates Program provides the skills and experiences to help you become a confident voice for Kansas agriculture.

With support from Farm Aid, KFU’s 2020 Policy Advocates will focus on outreach to local, state, and national representatives to inform and educate on how policy impacts our farms, families, and communities across Kansas.

Advocates receive guidance and support from policy and governmental relations professionals in developing materials and strategies to convey the key points of their chosen issue. Participants also benefit from joining a network of fellow advocates, both in Kansas and D.C..

KFU Policy Advocates will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 National Farmers Union Fall Legislative Fly-In, in September, as well as advocacy opportunities in Topeka.

Advocates create a topical policy sheet and develop a post on their issue for kansasfarmersunion.org and KFU’s social media platforms.

KFU Policy Advocates are eligible for a small stipend and will have NFU Fly-In travel and lodging covered.

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Check out the Project Page or contact Mercedes for more information on the KFU Policy Advocates Program.
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LOCAL FOOD SAFETY COLLABORATIVE

Navigating the Food Safety Modernization Act can be daunting without assistance.

Produce Safety Rule — the first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fresh produce — is one of seven that comprise the Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of the nation’s food safety laws in over 70 years.

To assist producers in understanding how the rule will affect them as well as providing a basic outline on good agricultural practices (GAPS) for post-harvest handling, harvesting, washing, storage and packaging produce for safety and quality, Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition has partnered with K-State Extension, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture  to bring a series of training sessions throughout the state.

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Check out upcoming On-Farm Food Safety trainings…

NEW!  DILLONS COMMUNITY REWARDS: Support the KFU Foundation

Are you a Dillons shopper? With the Dillons Community Rewards Program you can support the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation just by shopping at Dillons! All you have to do is enroll your Dillons Plus Card or create an account with Dillons Community Rewards online. After you sign up, KFUF benefits every time you shop and swipe your Plus Card. There is no cost to enroll and you continue to receive Plus Card prices and fuel points as before.

TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Members must visit the Dillons website: www.dillons.com/communityrewards
Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account)
Click on “Enroll Now
Enter the 5-digit NPO number FE209 and search
Select Kansas Farmers Union Foundation and click on “Enroll

TO CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT AT Dillons:
Visit visit the Dillons website: www.dillons.com/communityrewards
Click on “Register” at the top of the page
Enter your email address, password, zip code (select preferred store)
Click on “Create Account” at the bottom of the page
You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm

Support Kansas Farmers Union Foundation with Dillons Community Rewards FE209

The KANSAS KONTACT: KFU’s Quarterly Publication

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Farm Aid Grant

COVID-19 Relief Funding Available for Kansas and Missouri Family Farmers Fund supports small family farms falling through the cracks of COVID-19 MCPHERSON, KANSAS (June 3) – Family farmers in Kansas and Missouri can now access much-needed relief from [...]

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Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session

by Amy Hadachek When four Kansas state legislators and a policy analyst converged in front of an overflowing public audience, predicting the ‘hot topics’ for the 2020 Kansas legislative session came as easily as a Kansas breeze. The event [...]

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Kansas Farmers Union
is the state’s oldest, active
general farm organization!

We work to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and our rural communities.

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  • Diversifying Small Farms with Niche Animal Fiber Marketing
  • New Technology and REAP Program
  • KFU Foundation Auction Raises over $2,100
  • Handling Cattle Without Getting Handled
  • State needs to expand and support local food movement, task force recommends to legislature
  • Grass, Soil, and Hope: Managing carbon for a sustainable planet
  • Schwinns Produce

Did You Know?

Kansas farmer Tom Giessel shares what
he can’t buy with a bushel of his wheat.
At his local co-op, the cash price is $3.27 per bushel.
Tom takes us to stores in Pawnee County to check
everyday prices of consumer goods.

National Farmers Union’s THE FARMERS SHARE provides
a monthly snapshot of a farmer’s share of
each dollar consumers spend on select food items.

See the latest Farmer’s Share

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PREVIOUS STATE CONVENTIONS

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Get to Know Us

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.

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NFUF Launching Needs Assessment Survey to Inform Food Safety

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2017) – The Local Food Safety Collaborative, a collaboration between National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) and the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA), today launched a nationwide food safety survey. The results will help the organization address [...]

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