FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2021

Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737
hpackman@nfudc.org

WASHINGTON – The final two days of National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 119th Anniversary Convention will bring together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for remarks from Congressional leadership and administration officials, award presentations, and the organization’s signature grassroots policy adoption process.

Held on Monday, March 1st and Tuesday, March 2nd, the concluding session wraps up a month-long virtual event ­– NFU’s first convention to be held fully online. The more than 500 family farmers and ranchers who have registered have had the opportunity to attend their choice of ten educational sessions on the issues that matter most to them, including climate change, mental health, corporate consolidation in the agricultural industry, cooperative development, and racial equity. Recordings of previous sessions can be viewed on NFU’s YouTube channel.

On March 1st, attendees will hear from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on the new administration’s agriculture- and rural-related efforts so far and expectations for the next four years. The session will also feature remarks from a number of legislators with key roles in policymaking, including Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Senator John Boozman, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Representative David Scott, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture; and Representative Glenn Thompson, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Finally, NFU President Rob Larew will present his State of the Farmers Union address.

Then, on March 2nd, more than 200 delegates representing each of National Farmers Union’s 24 state and regional divisions will review, debate, and affirm the organization’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year.


WHAT:  

National Farmers Union 119th Anniversary Convention 

WHO (in anticipated speaking order): 

President Joe Biden (Invited)

Tom VilsackSecretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Representative David Scott

Representative Glenn Thompson

Senator Debbie Stabenow

Senator John Boozman (Invited)

Rob Larew, President, National Farmers Union 

WHERE: 

WHEN: 

Monday, March 1

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern


WHAT:  

National Farmers Union Policy Consideration 

WHERE: 

Tuesday, March 2

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern

 


This event is free and open to the public. Members of the media should RSVP to Hannah Packman at hpackman@nfudc.org  in order to receive updates and information about press availability.

The most up-to-date convention information can be found on the NFU website at www.nfu.org/convention. 

 

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About NFU 
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.  

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