By Maria Miller, NFU Education Director
Friday was the final full day of 75th National Farmers Union’s (NFU) All-States Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colo. NFU Government Relations Representative Brittany Jablonsky and NFU Climate and Energy Coordinator Jan Ahlen spoke with campers in the morning. Jablonsky grew up in Farmers Union and said, “All-States was really where I became more interested in the policy side of Farmers Union.” Ahlen said Farmers Union opened his eyes to the importance of rural communities. They both stressed the value of Farmers Union’s grassroots policy. Jabslonsky told the youth, “now it’s your turn to give back,” and get involved in the process. Ahlen said that having thousands of members across the nation who support policies – because members themselves are the authors – gives him more power when he is meeting with lawmakers. The young adults had the opportunity to express issues that were important to them and to learn more about the current status of the upcoming farm bill.
To learn more about All-States Leadership Camp, click here.