FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(MAY. 17, 2017)
Contact: Kent Wright, 509-435-3590
WASHINGTON STATE (MAY. 17, 2017) – Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) Secretary Tiffany Wright hosted a gathering of college students to discuss issues pertinent to NWFU and the students’ priorities in agriculture. The meeting was attended by students from both Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) and Blue Mountain Community College, with WWCC already home to a collegiate chapter of NWFU. Both colleges are strong towards agriculture and are within an hour drive of one another.
Laken Berlin an agriculture student at BMCC was quoted as saying, “This is definitely an organization that a lot of Ag students at BMCC would be interested in.”
NWFU established a collegiate chapter at WWCC in 2016 and has had collegiate members attend various events, such as the College Conference on Cooperatives and National Farmers Union Women’s Conference, on their behalf in consecutive years. Issues affecting beginning farmers and ranchers today is a priority of NWFU and that is why they are committed to working with students to provide them with a united voice in addition to excellent educational opportunities.
NWFU President and WWCC alumni spoke about the event saying, “Having two quality agriculture community colleges so close to one another makes it an ideal place for NWFU to grow our collegiate members and gain a fresh understanding of the issues that our young and beginning farmers and ranchers are facing each year; plus its exceptional to get our experienced members with our youth so that both can benefit from one another.”
Additional meetings will be held by NWFU throughout the year. If anyone wants to learn more about the organization or have a meeting held in your home town please contact us through the NWFU website www.nwfu.org
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.