Farmers and all who are interested in farm issues are invited to the Pawnee County Farmers Union annual meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Pawnee County Courthouse lounge. Tom Giessel, President of the Pawnee County chapter of Kansas Farmers Union, says, “The agenda includes topics that not only are of particular interest to farmers but to all living in rural Kansas.”
National Farmers Union Vice-President Donn Teske will be the featured speaker and will focus on the most important issues confronting farmers at the national and state level today. Giessel will follow with a presentation on the historical links between American progressivism and how farmers organized to advocate for commonsense, fair farm policies. Pawnee County delegates to the Kansas Farmers Union annual convention will be selected during the meeting.
Teske will also briefly comment on the annual Kansas Farmers Union Convention to be held in Topeka on December 10th and 11th. Giessel advises that KFU conventions provide a wide array of educational programs, legislative updates and opportunities for farmers and rural people to connect with their legislators. This year’s convention theme is “Cultivating Healthy Rural Communities.” Water issues, grain marketing opportunities, potential changes to the Kansas corporate farm law and rural revitalization are just some of the topics covered. More convention information is available on the internet at http://www.kansasfarmersunion.com/
Contact Tom Giessel at 285-2517 for more information about the Pawnee County Farmers Union Meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Kansas Farmers Union, with over 6,000 members, is Kansas’ oldest active general farm organization representing family farms. As such, it continually works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities throughout Kansas.