NFU Announces Featured Speakers, Themes for 117th Anniversary Convention in Bellevue, WA

 

Source: National Farmers Union (NFU)

Feb 5, 2019††

 

WASHINGTON - Family farmers and ranchers traveling to Bellevue, Washington, for the National Farmers Union (NFU) 117th Anniversary Convention will have the opportunity to hear from top speakers in American and international agriculture during the four-day conference.

Andrew Winston, a globally recognized expert on helping businesses thrive and create a more sustainable world, will headline the eventís general session speakers. The convention also features breakouts and sessions focused on the farm economy and farm stress, international trade, family farm sustainability, and grassroots organizing. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities facing American farm families, NFU will host leading authorities and innovative speakers to prepare its members for the effects of climate change, changes in the tax code, and extreme consolidation in the agriculture sector, among others.

The convention annually brings together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for a series of educational breakout sessions, award presentations, and, most importantly, the family farm organizationís unique, grassroots policy adoption process.

 

WHAT:

NFU 117th Anniversary Convention

 

WHO:

Andrew Winston, Winston Eco-Strategies

Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union

Michael Stumo, Coalition for a Prosperous America

Kathy Baylis, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer

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Jim Johnson, Noble Foundation

 

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

900 Bellevue Way NE,

Bellevue, WA 98004

 

WHEN:

March 3-5, 2019

 

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Complimentary registration is available for members of the media. Please contact Andrew Jerome at ajerome@nfudc.org if you plan to attend.

 

The most up-to-date convention information, including a tentative agenda and hotel information, can be found on the NFU website at www.nfu.org/convention.

 

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About NFU

National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.

 

Learn more about us at NFU.org.