Education is the foundation for preparing citizens to engage in making a difference in their communities, their state, their nation and their world. In addition to our highly successful youth program, Farmers Union provides learning opportunities for adults.
Farmers Union Fly-Ins
Legislative Fly-Ins to Washington, D.C., allow rural Americans to explain the challenges facing the nation’s heartland. We invite you to join us in this important, grassroots advocacy effort. For more information, click here.
International Outreach Opportunity
At both the state and national level, Farmers Union leaders have a rich history in working with like-minded groups overseas. In collaboration with the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) and the CNFA, National Farmers Union sends leaders to Africa and other locations around the world. Click here to learn more.
NFU Beginning Farmer Institute
NFU’s focus for this national program is to develop and encourage agriculture leaders from all backgrounds. Our new nationally focused program provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire leadership and farm management skills. It concentrates on building confidence in beginning farmers and farm couples, and additionally encourages them to learn, and apply leadership abilities to become actively involved in community organizations. Farmers Union employs educational sessions, business tools and professional speakers in a structured setting, yet avoids the simple "classroom" workshop feel to achieve this goal. Our training includes on-farm experiences and tours of cooperatives. Applications for the 2015 Beginning Farmer Institute class will be posted soon.
Energy and Climate Outreach and Education
NFU, in partnership with Annie's Project, holds this annual conference aimed at providing women farmers the resources they need to enhance their knowledge of their family farm operation and learn the value of leadership in rural communities and cooperatives. Registration info for the 2015 NFU Women's Conference is coming soon.
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All States Leadership Camp
Each summer, Farmers Union Members, ages 17-22, who have distinguished themselves as leaders are given the opportunity to attend All-States Leadership Camp.
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