Between persistently low prices, climate change, and trade uncertainty, times have been particularly tough in farm country - and it's taking a toll on farmers' mental wellbeing. But because 60 percent of rural residents live in areas that suffer from mental health professional shortages, many don't know where to turn when they need help. That's [...]
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Be like Keisha . . . a confident voice for Kansas agriculture and family farmers. Keisha McClish Couts joined almost 400 of @nationalfarmersunion family farmer and rancher members on Capitol Hill last fall to meet face-to-face with members of Congress. Keisha is one of seven 2019 KFU Policy Advocates who received guidance and support from [...]
Happy Birthday to KFU BoD member Jason Schmidt of @grazing_plains_farm Jason was recently reelected to the Kansas Farmers Union BoD for the South District. Thanks for all you do and being such a clear, strong voice for sustainable ag and family farming, Jason! Click on over to read the Bethel College, North Newton, KS [...]
Each year, National Farmers Union awards several scholarships to eligible college students. There are three available awards: Stanley Moore National Scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union members enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university to be used for tuition and books. The Hubert K. JoAnn Seymour Scholarship is awarded to one or [...]
Donn Teske Rob Larew Mike Eby You might notice a familiar face... Three Vie for Farmers Union Presidency As current National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson plans to step down at the end of his term, the organization is preparing for an election for his successor [...]
Welp, I’ve re-written this President’s Report three times already trying to share with you what is in my mind and my soul. Let’s try this one… I have filed as a candidate for the position of president for the National Farmers Union. This sounds simple, but it isn’t. I waffled a long time over [...]
JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR GROWING FARMERS UNION FAMILY! John & Marcia Ashmore of Syracuse Roy & Rhonda Atwood of Ebson Scott Barth of Oskaloosa Galen Bauman of Sabetha Brent Beck of Mankato Delvin & Elaine Berger of Barnes Gary & Linda Blanton of Troy Joseph [...]
The session is off and running fairly quickly this year. The major tax and spend issues are still fairly muffled at this point, but expect that to crescendo up throughout the session. The state started this session with a few million extra dollars in the coffers that were not anticipated and folks are eager [...]
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 [...]