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.
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.
NFU Vice President Patty Edelburg Patty Edelburg was elected to serve as the Vice President of the National Farmers Union at the 116th Annual Convention. Edelburg, a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a dairy farmer in central Wisconsin, has served as the Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director as well as on the FSA State Committee and played an instrumental role in the implementation of programs across Wisconsin as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. Patty has served on the Wisconsin Farmers Union Board of Directors for 12 years as well as being involved in numerous state and local agricultural organizations.
Board of Directors
NFU’s Board of Directors consists of the president of each state/regional organization, President Roger Johnson and Vice President Patty Edelburg.