NFU Leadership

NFU's Leadership is comprised of an elected National President and Vice President, along with a Board of Directors made up of the Presidents from NFU's 24 state and regional divisions.

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Roger Johnson

NFU President Roger Johnson was elected National Farmers Union’s 14th president during the organization’s 107th anniversary convention in 2009. A third-generation family farmer from Turtle Lake, N.D., Johnson previously served as North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner, a position he was first elected to in 1996. Johnson grew up in Farmers Union, participating in the organization’s youth programs, serving as a county president and chairman of the board of a local Farmers Union cooperative. As president, Roger is the chief executive and public spokesman for the organization.

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Donn Teske

NFU Vice President Donn Teske was elected March 10, 2014. Teske has served as Kansas Farmers Union president since 2000 and is a fifth-generation farmer in northeast Kansas.

Board of Directors


NFU’s Board of Directors consists of the president of each state/regional organization, President Roger Johnson and Vice President Donn Teske.

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Robert Shumaker
Alaska

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David Coker
Arkansas

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Joaquin Contente
California

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Vincent Mina
Hawaii

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Norbert Brauer
Illinois

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James Benham
Indiana

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Jana Linderman
Iowa

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Donn Teske
Kansas

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Bob Thompson
Michigan

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Doug Peterson
Minnesota

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Richard Oswald
Missouri

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Alan Merrill
Montana

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John K. Hansen
Nebraska

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Roger Noonan
New England

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Mark Watne
North Dakota

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Joe Logan
Ohio

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Terry Detrick
Oklahoma

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Heidi Secord
Pennsylvania

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Dale McCall
Rocky Mountain

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Doug Sombke
South Dakota

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Wes Sims
Texas

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Kent Bushman
Utah

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Kent Wright
Northwest

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Darin Von Ruden
Wisconsin