Rob Larew was elected National Farmers Union’s 15th president during the organization’s 118th anniversary convention in 2020. He previously serviced as NFU’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, advocating for family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in Congress and the executive branch.
Prior to his employment with NFU, Larew served over 22 years in Congress and USDA working on agriculture policy and communication. Most recently he was the staff director of the House Committee on Agriculture where he oversaw the committee’s efforts during the 2008 and 20014 farm bills. He previously served as the Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the Food Safety and Inspection Service at USDA and worked as an agricultural aide to Rep. Collin Peterson and the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Larew was raised on a dairy farm in Greenville, West Virginia. He graduated fromVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science and completed graduate work in Agronomy at Pennsylvania State University.