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.
You can also join Farmers Union members from other states at the National Farmers Union Legislative Fly-In. It will be held from Sept. 12-14 this year. We visit with members of Congress and Senators about what family farmers have on their minds. We also hear from United States Department of Agriculture officials about agricultural programs, as well as 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 Government Relations Director Thom Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 288-4067.