North Dakota Farmers Union connects farmers and ranchers across the state by providing a common voice and an active platform to benefit agriculture. Producers are fully engaged and represent the organization on county, state and national levels, including:
• Policy development determined at the state convention each year
• Election of delegates to state and national conventions
• State legislative activities and national fly-ins to Washington, D.C.
• County and cooperative board education and leadership
• Personal development and educational events, conferences, tours
• Social opportunities to meet other NDFU members
HOW TO GET INVOLVED AT NDFU
Workshops and Events
Check out the many events hosted each year like the precision ag conference in January or the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference. Check the online calendar for specific activities or call us to get involved!
TAG stands for Tomorrow’s Ag Generation, and it is a special program to encourage leadership of younger farmers and ranchers, allowing NDFU to educate and involve the next generation of advocates. TAG members have ownership over their events and generate new ideas into NDFU. The organization currently has six members on the state TAG team. For more information, contact Jessica Haak at the state office at 800-66-8331 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow to Lead Program
North Dakota Farmers Union hosted the first session of the “Grow to Lead” program in January 2015. New county officers are invited to participate in the two-year program that is designed to provide hands-on leadership experiences and hone skills.
To be eligible for the program, participants must serve on a county board (0-5 years cumulatively). There is no age limit. For a fee of $100 per year, individuals commit to attending three events including an international trip.