Founded in 1902, Farmers Union has a rich history and a bright future. Farmers Union continues to be the nation’s premier farm organization dedicated to family farm agriculture, cooperative businesses, and rural communities.
Thoughts from our members:
- “Farmers Union has been a good advocate for rural America.”
- “I feel like I found my voice.”
- “I appreciate the lobbying to support farmers and ranchers.”
- “Farmers Union has shaped me into a mature adult and is one of the best organizations that can be found.”
Why Join Farmers Union?
Farmers Union is a true grassroots organization that is stronger because of the diverse members who have joined. By becoming a part of the Farmers Union family, you can expect:
REPRESENTATION: Farmers Union is a powerful and respected voice on critical issues on the national and state levels. Our state and national leaders and staff understand the critical issues facing rural America and family agriculture. We represent YOUR voice to elected officials.
EDUCATION: From youth day classes and summer camps to adult learning sessions, Farmers Union believes that education is the base of success. Our programs are designed to expand knowledge and develop leadership skills in both youth and adults.
COOPERATION: Farmers Union offers technical guidance and information for rural and cooperative initiatives.
GRASSROOTS POLICY: Farmers Union policy is written and approved by our members. The issues that are important to YOU can be debated and become part of the national policy.
INFORMATION: Farmers Union helps you stay up-to-date with the issues that matter most to you, your family and your business. Our weekly e-newsletter, issue alerts and state specific information will keep you informed.
VALUE-ADDED: A membership in Farmers Union also provides you real savings – discounts at more than 6,000 hotels nationwide, savings on car rentals and much more. New benefits are being developed all the time. In addition, insurance discounts could also be available depending on your state organization.
NETWORKING: Come together with other farmers and ranchers that are facing similar challenges and opportunities. Meet in a social atmosphere to share ideas and solutions to common problems.
Who is Farmers Union?
YOU are Farmers Union!
We are a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities. Those communities, in turn, are vital to the health and economic well-being of the entire U.S. economy.
The key to our success and credibility has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. Whether the issue is food safety, dairy, specialty crops, trade or any other item facing America’s family farmers – Farmers Union listens to its members.
Our membership includes family farmers, fisherman, ranchers and consumers in all 50 states. Farmers Union has 25 state/regional organizations but even in states where there is no formal state organization, you’re likely to find Farmers has a presence. If you are from one of these states, join as a member of the national organization.