DELEGATE CREDENTIALING Our state convention is rapidly approaching. It’s going to be in Lawrence at the Double Tree by Hilton December 4th and 5th. As the years have gone by, we have gotten very casual about our credentialing of delegates being seated for the business meeting and the creation of the coming year’s policy of [...]
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By SEAN GATEWOOD This session was a much shorter session. Usually Sine Die is simply a ceremony that half of the members don’t even show up to. This year was different. There were several veto overrides and failed attempts as well as a protest. As always I have enjoyed being [...]
By Tom Parker To hear Ron Wilson tell it, Linda Katz’s entry into one of the most improbable and outlandish business schemes in the annals of entrepreneurship started out as a joke.Like many families in rural areas, hers had scattered across the nation in pursuit of more lucrative opportunities. Some lived nearby and some lived [...]
Tawnie Larson Kansas State University Project Coordinator The Kansas AgrAbility Project’s primary purpose is to assist Kansas farmers/ranchers, their employees, and family members who have become injured, have a health condition, or a limitation to remain actively engaged in production agriculture for as long as they choose. It is estimated that more than [...]
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 Policy Committee meets in October! Review the 2019 KFU Policy Statement and contact Donn with your proposed changes or additions. KFU members are welcome to attend the Policy Committee meeting on Friday, October 25, beginning at 10:00 am at the KFU State Office, McPherson. The committee will review suggested policy changes and additions. The [...]
Did you know you can get a discount on your auto, home, and farm policies as a member of Kansas Farmers Union? ALREADY A MIDWEST AGENCY NFUI POLICY HOLDER? Join Kansas Farmers Union or renew your membership today! Learn more about Midwest Regional Agency Insurance NOT A [...]
By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning. The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series [...]
Kansas Farmers Union Coordinating Farm Aid’s Family Farmer Disaster Relief Fund Farm and ranch families in Kansas can now access much-needed financial relief following the devastating spring floods and severe weather events in the Midwest. Farm Aid is partnering with Kansas Farmers Union and National Farmers Union to distribute emergency relief grants to [...]
By SEAN GATEWOOD General Legislature and Governor: This year is the first year with the new Governor, now we have a divided government. It is unclear at this point what exactly that will mean but most think there will be some degree of gridlock until there is some sort of bargain between the legislative leaders and [...]