(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.

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