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Make plans to attend the KFU Convention, December 4-5, 2019 at the DoubleTree, Lawrence. Special guests for the two-day event include Lt Governor Lynn Rogers, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Austin Frerick, Rob Larew, Tom Giessel, Matt Sanderson, and John K. Burchill.

This year’s theme of The Road Ahead  appears many times as we discuss ways of Framing the Future for Agriculture, Kansas, and Our Communities. Explore diverse perspectives on what a truly Progressive Farm Program would look like and how can we make it happen. The Lt. Governor’s banquet keynote provides updates on the Office of Rural Prosperity and results from the summer Listening Tour sessions. With a season of Hemp research under our belts, what’s been learned and where are we headed? Dive into the challenges and opportunities facing Kansas Rural Communities – from population changes to rural healthcare, farming & food access. Grab a crystal ball to predict Hot Topics for the 2020 Legislative Session. Will Medicaid Expansion eventually pass? What’s up with the Rural Revitalization Task Force? Taxes? Talk with elected officials and lobbyists to get their take. Examine how Boomers, GenXers, Millennials and Z-Gens differ on perceptions of Climate Change and eagerness to act. Explore the stories of Kansans who worked to stop forces of intolerance in Four Horsemen and a Sage.

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2019 KFU STATE CONVENTION

December 4 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 3:00 pm

Has your family farm been impacted by flooding or weather?

Farmers Union and Farm Aid have partnered to award $500 grants to help cover household expenses for family farmers in Kansas who have had their operations disrupted by these recent weather and water related emergencies.

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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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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

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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.

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

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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.

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