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Join us on the Virtual Road Trip to the Kansas Farmers Union State Convention

STOP ONE: NORTH DISTRICT MEETING

Join KFU board and staff, Midwest Insurance Agency, and the National Farmers Union to catch up on 2020 developments and upcoming events and opportunities.

Moving state convention online has necessitated changes, including earlier chapter delegate certification. We’ll cover the changes and why it’s important for you to participate in your upcoming Chapter Meeting.

For 2020, KFU is offering online – with a call-in option – district meetings.
Please RSVP below if you are located in the North District.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.
If unfamiliar with Zoom, a Call In option is also available.
After registering, a confirmation will be sent with Zoom link and call in #.

Agenda

President Donn Teske: Welcome and introductions of staff, BoD, and guests
Mike Stranz, NFU VP of Advocacy: National Farmers Union Report
Abby Ferris, NFU Membership Director: NFU membership activities update
Mary Howell, KFU Membership and Education Specialist: Connecting to KFU & FSMA
President Teske: Road to convention, online county meetings, and how the convention will be handled this year
Jeff Downing, General Manager / Rob Fisher: Farmers Union Midwest Agency insurance update
Tom Giessel, NFU Amateur Historian: NFU history in a pandemic.

Message from President Teske:

In this strange time we find ourselves in Kansas Farmers Union is also in a challenging position of having to bring our state membership together via zoom or phone instead of in-person at one location for our annual convention. This adds a whole new level of challenges and accountability to an event that always requires a lot of our energy to normally pull off anyway. But we will get it done.

This unique time also offers an opportunity to reach out to the entire state membership, the in-active as well as the active to explore opportunities to regenerate a segment of our membership we’ve neglected too long, those county chapters not electing leadership and representation for their chapter to represent them at the state convention level. This will enable any and all KFU members to interact with those of us on the state BOD and each other in your area.

As challenging and stressful as our lives are right now this really is a wonderful opportunity to interact in an easier way than all of us putting on miles.

The main thing I will miss in our virtual convention this year is the energy and networking that always happens in a face-to-face convention, but we will get by for this year.

Please consider participating in the district meeting and your chapter’s call. We intend to have speakers from the KFU staff, the Midwest Insurance Agency, and the National Farmers Union.
Every member deserves the opportunity to make their voice heard.

Leading up to convention there will be a series of Thursday evening calls:

10.29  FARMERS UNION: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
with KFU President Donn Teske and NFU Amateur Historian Tom Giessel

11.5  COVID-19’S IMPACTS ON MEAT PROCESSING
with KFU BoD Member Rosanna Bauman and farmer panel.
A robust conversation on the livestock industry.

11.12  FARMRAISE.COM
with Sami Tellatin
FarmRaise’s digital platform connects farmers to funding opportunities.

11.19  WASH. DC UPDATE
with National Farmers Union President Rob Larew and Staff
Legislative report and national happenings.

Please join in! You don’t have to leave home and the chores, the price is right, and it will be really good to network with each other.