KFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute Grads

Congrats to National Farmers Union Beginning Farmer Institute graduates Miriam Goertzen-Regier and Ryan Goertzen-Regier! Miriam is a fifth-generation Kansas farmer, raising wheat, grain sorghum, and soybeans in a no-till system that incorporates cover crops and grazing. She also works on her parents' farm outside of Newton and as a cheesemaker for Grazing Plains Farm. [...]

KFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute Grads2020-03-02T09:33:01-06:00

NFU farm stress train-the-trainer graduates!

NFU hosted a train-the-trainer convening prior to its Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia. During the train-the-trainer convening, representatives from each Farmers Union state/regional division became certified to lead farm stress discussions in our respective states. Kansas Farmers Union is proud to have two of its members complete the training: Keisha McClish Couts and Sarah [...]

NFU farm stress train-the-trainer graduates!2020-03-01T15:44:56-06:00

Member Monday: Maggie and Adam Pounds

Congratulations to Maggie and Adam Pounds of South Hutchinson! They were awarded the 2019 Innovative Conservation in Agriculture Award from the Reno County Conservation District! Maggie and Adam, owners of Simple Abundance Farm, are first generation farmers and Hutchinson natives and new members of Kansas Farmers Union. Adam and Maggie cultivate fresh nutritious, and [...]

Member Monday: Maggie and Adam Pounds2020-03-01T14:53:43-06:00

Chew on this

Did you appreciate Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow's perspective during the Progressive Farm Program session at last month's convention? Then head over and listen to Bonnie on the Something to Chew On podcast from @kansasstateuniversity Global Food Systems... Agricultural history in the U.S. Southern Great Plains. One story on “who wins.” with Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow: Listen [...]

Chew on this2020-03-01T14:10:58-06:00

Learn to Identify and Respond to Farm Stress

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 [...]

Learn to Identify and Respond to Farm Stress2020-03-01T13:58:29-06:00

Be like Keisha . . .

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 [...]

Be like Keisha . . .2020-03-01T13:48:27-06:00

Happy Birthday to KFU BoD member Jason Schmidt!

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 [...]

Happy Birthday to KFU BoD member Jason Schmidt!2020-03-01T13:30:12-06:00

Apply for a Farmers Union Scholarship

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 [...]

Apply for a Farmers Union Scholarship2020-03-01T12:37:00-06:00