Minnesota Farmers Union’s strength lies in the advocacy of our members. With only about 2 percent of Americans farming today, it’s more important than ever for farmers to speak directly to legislators about the policies that affect them most.
Farmers Union offers two major opportunities to meet with elected officials. On the state level, we hold a Lobby Day Drive-In annually in St. Paul. We schedule appointments with legislators from all over the state, so you have the chance to meet with one from your area. We also frequently get the chance to meet with the governor, attorney general or secretary of state.
This year’s Lobby Day Drive-In will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Meet in Room 300 North of the State Office Building by 10 a.m. for the program. It will run until about 3 p.m.
You can also join Farmers Union members from other states at the National Farmers Union Legislative Fly-In, held annually in September. We visit with members of Congress about what family farmers have on their minds. We also hear from United States Department of Agriculture officials about agricultural programs and the Secretary of Agriculture.
What elected officials remember most from meeting with constituents is impactful stories. Farmers who tell their stories to lawmakers have a great opportunity to enact change. Join Minnesota Farmers Union and we’ll help you tell yours.
For more information about MFU legislative work, contact MFU Operations Director Laura Sherar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 639-1223.