In this century we have expanded to support family farms as they support us. Minnesota Farmers Union has grown to include Farmers Union Agency Insurance, Farmers Union Industries, the Minnesota Agriculture magazine, Minnesota Cooks™, Lake Sarah Campground, summer camps to educate young people about cooperatives, agriculture and leadership, and, most of all, a strong cooperative network of family farmers across the state.
The purpose of our organization is a triangle of priorities: Legislation, Cooperation and Education. We are the voice of family farmers in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. We have taken your voice to advocate for Minnesota’s Agritourism Law, 40 Square Cooperative to make health care options for farmers and their families accessible and the largest state investment in the Forever Green program.
We support cooperatives of all kinds. We educate youth and adults alike about agriculture and the cooperative model. We have created the New Leader Academy to create the next generation of leaders to advocate for their communities. We continue to fight for fair prices and quality of life for our family farmers at the local, state and federal levels.