The Foundation's mission is to empower people to educate our youth, neighbors, media and policymakers of the social, economic and cooperative contributions of family agriculture.
Through the NFU Foundation, we support educational programs that provide leadership camps for young people from across the country. The Foundation supports scholarships and conferences on cooperatives for college students. We provide support for our National Youth Advisory Council members to attend leadership training in Washington, DC.
The Foundation’s success has enabled NFU to play a transformative role: healthy, local food for our dinner tables and restaurants, a better, more energy efficient environment, a less oil dependent U.S. foreign policy, and feeding the hungry around the globe (as a founding partner of CARE and a dedicated member of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, among many other institutional commitments).
The National Farmers Union Foundation was created in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) organization supporting education on rural and agricultural issues and providing resources for rural economic and cooperative development.
Since its founding, the Foundation has become the trustee of the Stanley Moore Scholarship Fund, which funded four $1,000 scholarships for the 2010 school year. Each year the Foundation provides a $1,000 match for the Hubert K. Seymour Scholarship, total scholarship of $2,000. The Foundation has also worked to provide tsunami relief in 2005, Greensburg, Kansas, tornado relief in 2007, and administer federal rural enterprise grants.
The Foundation is making it possible for adults to participate in a wide variety of learning opportunities such as the farmer-to-farmer international program, beginning farm couples program, and other adult conferences. The more informed and capable farmers and ranchers are, the better they are able to use grassroots activism to make positive changes in their lives.
We keep focused on educating people of the value of family farm agriculture. Our efforts are tailored to nurturing rural leaders. We promote ongoing land and community stewardship, not to mention social justice and equal economic opportunity for everyone in what has become a global community.
The Foundation plans to dramatically increase its educational and economic development activities. Additional resources play a big part in these initiatives. Will you consider giving to the NFU Foundation?
Click here for an informational brochure on the Foundation.
Click here for a contribution form.
Click here for the NFUF Annual Report
2014 NFU Convention
"Spicing Up Family Agriculture"
March 8-11, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.
Click here for details
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All States Leadership Camp
Each summer, Farmers Union Members, ages 17-22, who have distinguished themselves as leaders are given the opportunity to attend All-States Leadership Camp.
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