NFU Announces Featured Speakers, Themes for 118th Anniversary Convention in Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 118th Anniversary Convention will bring together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for educational sessions, award presentations, the organization’s signature grassroots policy adoption process, and an election for its next president.
During the three-day event, family farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity to hear from notable speakers on the issues that matter most to them, including the farm economy, climate change, and mental health. Matt Paul, a nationally recognized expert in local, state, and federal public affairs, will headline the general session, along with remarks from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a discussion about black land loss, and NFU President Roger Johnson’s retirement address. Following the general session, attendees will have the choice of several breakout sessions that explore new and burgeoning corners of the industry, such as precision agriculture, regenerative farming, farm to table, and hemp production.
NFU 118th Anniversary Convention
Matt Paul, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Sonny Perdue, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union
Karis Gutter, Government and Industry Affairs Director, Corteva
Cornelius Blanding, Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
March 1-3, 2020
Complimentary registration is available for members of the media. Please contact Hannah Packman at if you plan to attend.
The most up-to-date convention information, including a tentative agenda and hotel information, can be found on the NFU website at
National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.

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