National Farmers Union Fly-In Goes Virtual
If you’ve wanted to attend Fly-In but worried about the cost of travel and time away from the farm, 2020 presents a unique opportunity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Fall Legislative Fly-In will be held in a virtual format from Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18.
Meetings with Members of Congress will take place on virtual platforms that will also have a phone-in option. Briefings by officials from USDA, congressional leadership, or other federal agencies will also be held throughout the week. Participate from the comfort of your own home…
Interested in speaking directly to our representatives in Congress and earning more about the issues and policies that affect all of us? Contact Donn Teske, KFU President, email@example.com or 785.770.0336
Deadline to register as a KFU Member of the Fly-In Team is Wednesday, August 12.
Thursday, September 10
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All KFU Members Welcome
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FLY-IN 2018 SNAPSHOTS
U.S Trade Representative Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud addressing 2018 NFU Fly-In participants at USDA.
Tom Buller, KFU Northeast Kansas Chapter Secretary-Treasurer posing a question at the 2018 NFU Fly-In session at USDA.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine spoke to the importance of congressional action on behalf of family farmers.
Left: Zack, Donna, and Keisha complete the all important Gold Sheets on Fly-In’s final morning. NFU uses these sheets to follow-up with congressional offices about our delegation meetings. Right: Tom Giessel staying in touch with the Kansas team.
The 2018 KFU Fly-In Team and Congressman Roger Marshall (KS-1). Our delegation included: back row Richard Boxum, Jeff Kindel, Tom Buller, Rep. Roger Marshall, and Zack Pistoria, and front row Keisha McClish Couts, Donna Pearson McClish, Yvonne Guy, and Tom Giessel.
FLY-IN 2017 SNAPSHOTS
Rosanna Bauman, Garnett, explains the impact of USDA Rural Development programs on her family farm’s ability to diversify and remain sustainable.
The Kansas Farmers Union Fly-In team heads to Capitol Hill to meet with staff of our state’s congressional offices.
Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Lawrence, explains the intersection of the Farm Bill’s food and ag components at Kansas farmers markets through EBT and SNAP incentive programs.
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses Farmers Union members during the annual briefing held at the Department of Agriculture’s headquarters.
Pawnee County Farmers Union President Tom Giessel, Larned, expresses concerns relating to dropping crop prices during the USDA briefing.
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