The 119th National Farmers Union Convention is Going Virtual

The rumors are true: National Farmers Union’s 119th Anniversary Convention will be held virtually!
In addition to being hosting online, the event will be structured a bit differently than it has been in year’s past. Instead of holding all the educational events, panel discussions, breakout discussions, and policy deliberation within a few days, we’ll be doing our best to prevent Zoom fatigue by splitting everything up into several separate sessions over the course of a month. Every week from January 28 through February 26, we’ll be featuring one education session.

Then, on March 1 and 2, delegates to the convention will have an opportunity to discuss, amend, and adopt the organization’s policy positions and priorities. This process will stream live for all non-delegates to watch.

Here’s what we have lined up so far:

January 28 – Forming Cooperatives with Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association
February 4 – Farm Stress Panel with Ruby Brown-Herring, RBH Wellness Solutions, LLC, and Dr. Michael Rossman, Ag Behavioral Health
February 11 – Access to Ag Education for Diverse Students with Kelsey Duchenaux, Project H3lp, and Nathan Harkleroad, Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)

Even better – the whole event is free!

Registration is open– stay tuned for additional details about programming and speakers in the coming weeks.


By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.