Welcome to Kansas Farmers Union
Kansas Farmers Union is the state’s oldest active general farm organization working to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and rural communities.
We believe family ownership of farm land is the basis for the world’s most viable system of food and fiber production. Maintaining this family farm system will preserve our natural and human resources as well as promote a strong rural economy and vibrant social structure.
Kansas Farmers Union represents our members, who are engaged in diverse farming and ranching pursuits, through education, legislation and cooperation.
Our primary objective is to help family farmers and ranchers add value to the food, fiber and energy they produce. Farmers Union assists producers to retain ownership of their farm products further into the processing channel and enhance market returns on their investment.
By working together with other persons and groups, Farmers Union helps family farmers and ranchers advance their farm, ranch, co-op and community enterprises.
Get to know Kansas Farmers Union
KFU’s board is composed of eight members. The state’s North & South Districts are each represented by three members. The President and Vice President are elected annually.
In addition to the main KFU State Office in McPherson, Kansas Farmers Union also has three staff members that work from home-based offices.
The Kansas Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union, founded early in the last century, has made significant and varied contributions to agriculture and family farming in our state.
Farmers Union policy is written and approved by our members. The issues that are important to YOU can be debated and become part of state and national policy.
We respond to member needs and partner with funders to provide a variety of educational opportunities at the local, state and national levels.
About National Farmers Union
Founded as the Farmers Educational Cooperative Union of America in Point, Texas, to help the family farmer address profitability issues and monopolistic practices, National Farmers Union has been 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.
NFU represents farmers and ranchers in all states, with organized divisions in 33 states. The key to the success and credibility of the organization has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. The policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the resolutions at the local, state and national levels. Members and staff of the Farmers Union advocate these policy positions nationwide.
National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families, and strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities.