FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(MAR. 7, 2017)
Contact: Kent Wright, 509-435-3590
WASHINGTON STATE (MAR. 7, 2017) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) recognized the efforts of its’ members today at the 115th Anniversary Convention for their work in membership recruitment and outreach. Along with other state and regional organizations the Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) had a second consecutive year with a member receiving an award.
“The grassroots approach that is promoted by NFU is embodied here in the Northwest,” said NWFU President Kent Wright. “The work done by our members to reach out to their peers is worthy of recognition and I applaud NFU’s efforts to reward and recognize our members for their work.”
At the 115th Anniversary Convention of the National Farmers Union Tiffany Wright of Northwest Farmers Union was one of three members throughout the entire NFU organization to receive the Silver Star Award, which is the highest honor an individual Farmers Union organizer can receive.
“Thanks to the dedication of members and divisions like those honored today, Farmers Union has been able to grow our robust grassroots network over the course of the last year,” National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson concluded. “NFU proudly represents nearly 200,000 family farm and ranch members across the nation, and will continue to be the strongest advocate for the well-being of all American family farmers and ranchers.”
Northwest Farmers Union is working 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.
2016 NWFU Convention Speaker Donn Teske (NFU VP)
Ma and I and 4 kids and 6 grandkids operate a fifth-generation beef cow/calf operation on the native Bluestem pastures on the east edge of the Flint Hills in Northeast Kansas at Wheaton, in Pottawatomie county. We crop a little between the rocks….
From 1973 until 1994 we farmed full time on the family farm. Much of that time involved in dairying.
I am in my fifteenth year as Kansas Farmers Union president and very much enjoy representing the organization. I am in my 3rd year as National Farmers Union Vice President. Previous to VP I served 3 years as NFU Treasurer.
Previous to my position as KFU president I worked for the Kansas Rural Center for five years and also for Kansas State University Ag Econ as a farm analyst for five years.
In the summer of 2010 I had the opportunity to work with the village of Keur Ali Gueye in Senegal Africa on their millet production. It was a life-changing experience for me.
I’m involved in a boatload of committees, both associated with Farmers Union and others, but all involve rural quality of life or history, my two passions.
2016 NWFU Convention Speaker Sarah Red-Laird (Bee Girl)
2016 NWFU Convention Speaker Mike Hagerman (WWCC)
Mike Hagerman comes to Walla Walla Community College as valley native, a graduate of Oregon State University, a military veteran --- having served 11 years as an Army aviator, and as a former agronomist for DuPont Pioneer.
Mike is the WWCC Precision Agriculture program coordinator and lead instructor. His primary charge
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We want to host an event in your community!
Let's host a potluck style gathering to meet together in your agriculture community.
* Bring an entree, side dish, or dessert to share and a recipe to be entered to win a great door prize.
* Free and family friendly
* Expert agriculture speaker (TBD) will present on a "hot button" topic in your area
* Prizes, Fun, Games and more
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