February 2020

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 [...]

February 20202020-02-26T00:46:28-06:00

STATEHOUSE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 1.2020

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 [...]

STATEHOUSE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 1.20202020-02-26T00:39:15-06:00

KFU Policy Advocates 2020: Apply Today

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 [...]

KFU Policy Advocates 2020: Apply Today2020-02-26T00:16:34-06:00

INSIDE VIEW: KFU representative travels to D.C. to serve on the ‘20 NFU Policy Committee

by Olivia Taylor-Puckett I will have been involved with Kansas Farmers Union for five years this coming summer, and if that time has taught me anything it’s that Farmers Union is an incredible organization. I have been lucky to attend numerous events, several state conventions, three Fly-Ins, a women’s conference, and the national convention. [...]

INSIDE VIEW: KFU representative travels to D.C. to serve on the ‘20 NFU Policy Committee2020-02-25T23:28:43-06:00

2020 Special Orders of Business

Delegates to the 2019 State Convention adopted seven Special Orders of Business during policy debate. The orders address a wide range of concerns, from healthcare and mental health services to the rural economy and beginning farmer support. Special orders include: On the rural economy, members connect grain surpluses from over-production and high crop [...]

2020 Special Orders of Business2020-02-25T22:24:45-06:00

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at 2019 state convention in Lawrence

by Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Grassroots policy development took center stage at the annual Kansas Farmers Union State Convention in Lawrence when more than 100 members gathered to debate and adopt policy for the 2020 legislative session. KFU has a rich history of working to protect and promote the interests of family [...]

KFU adopts policy, elects officers and board, and charters new chapter at 2019 state convention in Lawrence2020-02-25T22:07:28-06:00

Creative Grower Connections Chapter Launches

KFU chartered its second new chapter in as many years during the convention’s banquet. In the photo above from left, Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers, KFU President Donn Teske, Chapter President Donna P McClish, Chapter Secretary Janice Mingo, and National Farmers Union Historian Tom Giessel. Creative Grower Connections is the name selected for this new [...]

Creative Grower Connections Chapter Launches2020-02-25T21:14:47-06:00

Fund, Nagengast, and Jost Receive KFU’s 2019 Ruth Hirsh Awards

KFU proudly honors the legacy of Ruth Hirsh through its award in her name which is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to agriculture and the efforts of the Farmers Union. Hirsh was a strong advocate for a viable education program in Farmers Union; not only for the children, [...]

Fund, Nagengast, and Jost Receive KFU’s 2019 Ruth Hirsh Awards2020-02-25T20:48:02-06:00