FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2015
Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015) – Six Farmers Union young adults have been elected by their peers to represent Farmers Union youth nationwide as the 2015/2016 National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC) to National Farmers Union (NFU). The elections took place at the 2015 NFU All-States Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colorado, last week.
“One of NFU’s priorities is to ensure the future of family farm agriculture and rural communities is in good hands,” said NFU President Roger Johnson, a former All-States Leadership Camp participant. “NYAC builds leaders in the agriculture industry and ensures the voice of younger generations is heard and is visible in what the organization does. NFU is proud to have these six young people representing their peers and the organization.”
The new NYAC consists of: Kiana Jean Brockel, South Dakota; Jesse Carlson, South Dakota; Andrew Cotter, Wisconsin; Alexandra Grace Farber, South Dakota; Karly Jane Held, North Dakota; and Ali Slaughter, Wisconsin. The group will represent thousands of Farmers Union youth across the country, attending events such as the 114th Anniversary NFU Convention and the 2015 Fall Fly-In, and helping to plan the next year’s 80th NFU All-States Leadership Camp.
“The NYAC program allows participants to gain invaluable leadership experience,” noted Johnson. “For the next year, these future leaders in American agriculture will serve as representatives for their peers, learn about the legislative process and lobbying, and present in front of hundreds of NFU members and press at the NFU convention.”
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.