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.